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Windows 7: Program icons appear different when pinned to taskbar and unpinned

19 Feb 2012   #1

Windows seven home version 64 bit
Program icons appear different when pinned to taskbar and unpinned

I changed some of my default program icons such as firefox and in the start menu or when it's pinned to the taskbar it shows up changed how i want it, but if i don't have it pinned and open it I see the normal firefox icon. This only happens with a few programs so far I've seen it when trying Chrome, Firefox and Itunes.

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19 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Hi Eddie794, when you change a pinned Icon, you usually need to Unpin and Close the program before it will take effect to change the Icon, then you can repin it.

How did you change the Icon, did you change it from a Shortcut on your Desktop, a shortcut in the Start Menu, or from the Taskbar itself?

See if making another Shortcut for the Program and changing the Shortcut's Icon helps.

Go to the Application's location and Right Click on the .exe and select Create Shortcut
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A popup will ask warning you that you cannot save there and will save to the Desktop instead, click Yes.
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Right Click on the new Icon's Shortcut from the Desktop and select Properties.
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In the Shortcut Properties Box select Change Iconand click Browse to go to the location of the Icon you want to change.
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Repin iTunes or whatever program it is and the Icon should change:
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Program Locations:
iTunes = C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
Firefox = C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Chrome = C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Note   Note
The locations may vary because these are the 32 Bit locations and according to your System Specs you are running 64 Bit.

If none of this helps, try rebuilding your Icon Cache and try attempting this again

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