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Windows 7: Solitaire and Hearts Icons Acting Strangely

23 May 2017   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
Solitaire and Hearts Icons Acting Strangely

My wife is a 'gamer' in that she plays Solitaire and Hearts a lot. About a week+ ago, both Desktop icons lost their icon images but the links still worked.

I Googled the problem and it seems fairly common. The 'fixes' I came across were long and convoluted, including Registry hacks and the like. So I tried my own simple fix: I made two new Desktop shortcuts to the games.

That has been working fine. But here's the weird part. I left the old icons on the Desktop and the correct icon images will sometimes come back, and most of the time they are missing. The new links' icons have not lost their images.

Any ideas on what's going on?

Thanks
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23 May 2017   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you ever applied the "remove arrow from shortcuts" tweak? I remember once that something screwed up a few icons on my desktop and the reg file here fixed it.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

Option Three - Step Four. No_Shortcut_Arrow.reg

But also need to rebuild icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums
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26 May 2017   #3
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Have you ever applied the "remove arrow from shortcuts" tweak? I remember once that something screwed up a few icons on my desktop and the reg file here fixed it.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

Option Three - Step Four. No_Shortcut_Arrow.reg

But also need to rebuild icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums
Thanks Callender. No, never tweaked anything on her computer. It's a stock Dell 600 from Win 7 days of things. Things have been working just fine since I posted, so I'm calling this good.
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