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Windows 7: My Explorer Icon Changed

14 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
My Explorer Icon Changed

Hey all, I have noticed this problem for a while and didn't bother me until I started having a lot of App's running.

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I am not sure how to fix this Issue and its getting really annoying. Thanks.

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14 Sep 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hi Grommett and welcome to sevenforums,

my explorer icon has always looked like that!

what did yours used to look like?
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14 Sep 2009   #3


Hi Grommett.
This is default icon for windows explorer in Win 7
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14 Sep 2009   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Yes that is an awful looking blue line there.
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14 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

As has been said this is the new default icon for the explorer in Windows 7
However, it is not fixed and can be easily changed :)

Right click on the taskbar icon to show the jumplist.
right click on the Windows Explorer entry on the jumplist.
Select the Change Icon option from the presented dialog.
Browse to an .Ico or suitable .dll file and select an icon.

Ok out of the dialog to set the icon

It may take a reboot or log off to get the change to take but I assure you It does work

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None of these icons are original other than the bin and start button

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14 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7

Thankyou Barman58, It worked well, I noticed that when I pinned Explorer, Then Unpinned the Icon would Change. See for Yourself, I Used an Awful Blue Line because of that Exact Reason It is Noticeable. Thanks Again Guys.
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