Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Desktop Icons

14 Aug 2017   #1
quincysw

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Desktop Icons

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and am having problems with some desktop icons as per attached screenshot.
Any help for a solution would be much appreciated

regards

Brian




Attached Thumbnails
Desktop Icons-screenshot.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Aug 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Are you speaking of the "generic"-looking icons in the right column -- the five at the bottom, plus the one near the top?

If that's what you are talking about, then the reason they look like that is that Windows either can't find the program listed in the target, or it can't find an icon associated with that program. One reason you might see this is that you have lost your internet connection, and so the icons can no longer find their associated programs. But I doubt that this is the case, because these all appear to be locally-installed programs; and in the lower right of the screen, the Ethernet icon shows that you have a good internet connection.

To fix the icons, you can try to right-click on each one and make sure that the target and the "find program in" fields are correctly set (I'm not sure how this is worded in Windows 7); then click the "Change Icon" button, and browse to the executable of this program, and select an icon.

By the way, a very nice looking wall paper.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2017   #3
quincysw

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply. Yes those are the icons in question. If it helps when starting the correct icons appear but then change to ones that can be seen
Tried your suggestions but no luck.

regards

Brian
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Aug 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What do those shortcut icons go to
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2017   #5
quincysw

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

FS9,FDC,PF2000,PFE,FSMap.FSPS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2017   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quincysw View Post
FS9,FDC,PF2000,PFE,FSMap.FSPS
I can read the names but what are they? Are they a certain kind of file, such as .pdf, .doc, .jpg, or etc.? Are they programs that are being linked?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2017   #7
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This behavior may occur if the icon cache is not properly updated. To resolve this behavior, use one or more of the following methods:

Press the F5 key to refresh the icons in the current folder.
Close and then reopen a window that contains incorrect icons.
Restart your computer.
Re-create the ShellIconCache file. This file is re-created automatically when you change your display's color depth. Follow these steps to change your display's color depth to a new setting and then change it back to the original setting:
Right-click the desktop and then click Properties.
Click the Settings tab.
Change the color depth from the current setting to a new setting. For example, change from Highest (32 bit) to Lowest (16 bit).
Click Apply, and then click Yes to accept the changes.
Change the color depth back to its original setting.
Click Apply, and then click Yes to accept the changes.
Using Registry Editor, add the Max Cached Icons string value with a value data of 2000 to the following registry key, and then restart your computer:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
If the icons are still incorrect, delete the ShellIconCache file. The Max Cached Icons value data range is between 100 and 4096. The default value is 500.
Hope this helps :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Desktop Icons




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Permissions issue? No desktop icons or system tray icons.
Im a first time poster and I hope I have selected the correct category in this forum. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, pre-installed on a new laptop ive purchased in the last month. I had it set to automatically download and apply all updates. Within the last couple of weeks, at some point...
System Security
Small blue icons on some desktop icons?
I think it may have something to do with permissions because I just changed a lot for my account, but here it is: On the desktop, apparently they only appear on programs or shortcuts, are small little blue emblem things pasted onto the original icons. They look like envelopes or something. Does...
General Discussion
Desktop icons display other desktop icons.
My problem began when i was playing my xbox and talking to a friend at the same time. I was talking to him about pokemon and wanted him to watch a certain part in a random episode so i open up internet explorer and go to the website streaming all the episodes and then i get a pop up telling me...
General Discussion
Desktop Icons and Start-up Icons appeared to be bugged.
Hi guys! I'm new here..so, please bear with me. I think my Icons got bugged or something. This happened after my friend asked me to move some music and movies from my computer to his hard drive. After I did that, i turned off my laptop and went back to my room and turned it on. What happened...
General Discussion
Desktop Icons and Start-up Icons appeared to be bugged.
Hi guys! I think my Icons got bugged or something. This happened after my friend asked me to move some music and movies from my computer to his hard drive. After I did that, i turned off my laptop and went back to my room and turned it on. What happened next worried me since I wasn't able to...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+