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Windows 7: Icon changes when pinned to taskbar

28 Jan 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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What program is that?

I'll do some playing with it to see if it does the same for me as well.
Thanks Shawn, it is this program WM Capture - Super High Quality Video Recorder But please don't waste too much time on it. It is only a little annoyance and not a big problem.
You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

If not, then uninstalling and reinstalling the program may help.

I installed it and had the correct icon for the "C:\Program Files (x86)\WMCap\WMCap.exe" file and the pinned icon on the taskbar. No generic icons for me.


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28 Jan 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Fixing the icon cache did not do anything. What is interesting though, the icon on the desktop and in the taskbar is still generic, but if I "delete" the icon from the desktop, it shows the right icon in the prompt window. Just weird. I will try to reinstall it one day if it continues to bother me. Thanks for all the help.


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28 Jan 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange indeed.
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28 Jan 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Strange indeed.
There are mysteries in our geeky lives - LOL
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28 Jan 2011   #15
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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if you run the installer over the existing installation, it may fix this issue .

As I have experienced, sometimes the icons stored in installer folder (C:\Windows\Installer) is deleted by running a deep disk cleanup or registry cleanup using a third party tool such as tuneup utilities . In this situation, A few program icons turn in generic icons .

I have seen this event previously for MS Office, Adobe Reader, Corel Draw, and Tuneup itself
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28 Jan 2011   #16
Arc

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Just to make it clear.... ran a registry cleanup and complete disk cleanup using tuneup , and there is only one element in the installer folder, i.e. Opera , and all the others are gone
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Now MS Word, Corle Draw and and Reader look like these images
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Thanks a lot to Shawn and his Image Backup tutorial .... I will get everything fixed shortly


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28 Jan 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Arc, Thanks for the hints - but I never run any cleaners except CCleaner for temporary files. I stay away from all those "wonder programs" as a principle. I might reinstall over it. But this is a touchy program and I had some trouble with reinstallations before. So I am a little reluctant because now at least it works as expected.
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28 Jan 2011   #18
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Honestly, I suggest renaming the program to WMCap1.exe in Programs. You will see the icon change to the normal one. I do not understand why this works but it does.
Then create a shortcut and pin it to the taskbar.
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28 Jan 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Honestly, I suggest renaming the program to WMCap1.exe in Programs. You will see the icon change to the normal one. I do not understand why this works but it does.
Then create a shortcut and pin it to the taskbar.
Now it gets interesting. Just wanted to try your trick. But when I looked at the .exe, the right icon was mysteriously back and I could pin it correctly to the taskbar - go figure. I have not done a thing. Was working on a Power Point presentation all evening. But thanks for all the help anyhow.


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28 Jan 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, you just gotta love it when it fixes itself eventually.
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