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Windows 7: orphaned icons

09 Nov 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Nick, how many icons are we talking about?

if it's only a few Mr Grim has a full set of the default icons for Windows 7 in his customisation thread.

I've noticed that if you pin an icon to the task bar and change the icon used there it changes the one used by the .EXE.

to change the icon of a pinned item right click on the pinned icon and then right click on the program name in the jump list and choose propertiies then change icon. You need to refresh after you make the change - sometimes more than once


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09 Nov 2009   #12
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Shaun. It seems to be the live icons that weren't restored.
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09 Nov 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Nick, how many icons are we talking about?

if it's only a few Mr Grim has a full set of the default icons for Windows 7 in his customisation thread.

I've noticed that if you pin an icon to the task bar and change the icon used there it changes the one used by the .EXE.

to change the icon of a pinned item right click on the pinned icon and then right click on the program name in the jump list and choose propertiies then change icon. You need to refresh after you make the change - sometimes more than once
I havent pinned anything with customised icons to the taskbar.

Interestingly Ive just created a new icon on the desktop and its the windows default one. So sounds like its a cache issue?
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09 Nov 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Hi Shaun. It seems to be the live icons that weren't restored.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the Windows Live Essentials programs should be able to restore them.
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09 Nov 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I dont mean Live! I mean live folders. Folders that update themselves with images from its contents.
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09 Nov 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Nick, have you tried right clicking on the folder and using the customize tab - should be a Restore Default Button - not available if you go in via libraries
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09 Nov 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I dont mean Live! I mean live folders. Folders that update themselves with images from its contents.
LOL, ah ok.

The easiest way to fix this without losing anything would probably be to do a repair install.
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