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Windows 7: Corrupt .exe icon on windows 7 ?

16 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit

I am getting a corrupt icon beside the open text when I click on a .exe in a window?
Is there anyway to fix this?
I have added a picture of the corrupt icon.
Thanks for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Barso,

This is a little bug that is this way by default in Windows 7. The tutorial below can help show you how to fix this.

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Strange but I tried all three methods and none worked.
The registry shows the entry for the icon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 May 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Strange, did you unblock the .ico file at step 4 before moving it to the location in step 5? If not, then it will not display since it's still blocked. Use step 7 instead of 8 to see if it works better for you as well.

Did you close and reopen all Windows Explorer windows afterwards? If so, then you might restart the computer instead to see if it may work afterwards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 64bit

Tried all of those steps above and no joy.
But if i change the registry entry to Imageres.dll,-15, I get a new icon.
Can't understand why I cannot get the original icon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Corrupt .exe icon on windows 7 ?

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