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Windows 7: The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

05 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

I have just re-installed my OS. After I installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 64 bit, I pinned it in my taskbar. The icon of the desktop shortcut looks good, but in the taskbar, this is how it looks:

How could I solve this problem?

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05 Jan 2013   #2

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Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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05 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

go to the program directory an right click on the executable file and select pin to task bar, it may happens some time with shortcuts
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05 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

hi, did you got your answer here?
can you share what have you experienced next here for us
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 The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

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