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Windows 7: Strange icons for shortcuts and files!

07 Aug 2011   #11
dagerman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

that file isn't meant tobe a defender icon, it should be a blank icon
Heres another example-




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08 Aug 2011   #12
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

dagerman, your explanations are not enough clear . I cannot disagree that a pic talks a much, but it should be accompanied by proper explanation . BTW, I am asking you a few questions .

1. Did you try to open a dll file with winrar ?
2. What is the iconpack you do use ? Is it a stardock product, or a an installer script, or a 7tsp thing ?

After getting the precise answers of this two questions, we may ask you a few more questions , depending upon your answer, but it is possible to fix, surely .

If you want to fix your issue by getting back the default icons , that is the easiest one . Let us know.
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09 Aug 2011   #13
dagerman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Arc, have you read page 1, if so read on...
The winRAR icon isn't the problem(that's just what my computer tries to open a file that can't be opened). The problem is the defender icon, files that can't be opened are meant to have this icon-


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09 Aug 2011   #14
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dagerman View Post
Arc, have you read page 1, if so read on...
The winRAR icon isn't the problem(that's just what my computer tries to open a file that can't be opened). The problem is the defender icon, files that can't be opened are meant to have this icon-
Yes I have gone through your thread .... from the top to the bottom . I have discussed with a few other members with this one, too !

I know that there should be a generic icon for a file for which no default program is associated . I also know that a few icon packs can change the generic icon to defender/ shield icon . I have applied a few of those packs in my system previously . That is why I asked you the second question .... but you haven't answered .

If you answer my second question properly, I will try to proceed to solve the issue . But partial information may not be able to pave the path to solution .
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09 Aug 2011   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Arc is correct, dagerman. It really is difficult to assist without a bit of an explanation of the problem. As he pointed out, if you used some product to customize the icons, I advise you to start by uninstalling it.

Then, this tutorial may help, User Folders - Restore Default Icon but I believe that the final solution will be this tutorial: Icon Cache - Rebuild.
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09 Aug 2011   #16
Arc

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Corrine, actually it is the exact situation for him .... the third icon of imageres.dll is somehow replaced by the second one .
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It is to revert the situation . If it is known that what caused this misplacement, it becomes easier . If it is due to a pack, he needs to uninstall the pack. If it is due to a stardock customization product, he is to get back to the default icons . But if it is not for any of the such reasons (a mere chance though), it is to modify imageres.dll .

Modifying imageres.dll takes a time (Boshko posted the link to him previously), so the best option is to replace that system file with an unaffected one . As he is using build 7600, it is not easily available , coz almost all of us use build 7601. Still I have got one, specially for him (thanks to Derek) .

I was to know the appropriate reason , and then it is possible to give him the appropriate fix. From my previous experiences (personal and other forum members) I have seen that rebuilding icon cache cannot revert the icon group misplacement . But I will hope that it will work for him .


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09 Aug 2011   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
actually it is the exact situation for him .... the third icon of imageres.dll is somehow replaced by the second one .
Thank you for the detailed explanation. Now I know why I stick with security issues!
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12 Aug 2011   #18
dagerman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

A while back I installed mycolors alienguise not knowing that it was designed for windows vista. I applied the Alienware Invader theme, but It didn't work I then applied the windows vista skin hoping to return my theme back to the win7 aero theme. From there I applied the original win7 theme using the windows 7 theme changer.
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