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Windows 7: .Exe files have Games icon

14 Nov 2009   #1
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
.Exe files have Games icon

Not all, but may of my exe files have the default games icon associated with them. I went into files associations & tried to change the default icon, but it didn't change anthing.

Anybody know whats going on here and how I can fix things?? Or is the game icon the default icon for exe file to begin with?

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14 Nov 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try downloading and merging the EXE download in the tutorial below. It restores the default entries for it the registry, and may be able to restore the default icon as well after restarting the computer.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Nov 2009   #3
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn!! I'll give it a whirl. Jim
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Jim. Please let us know how it went for you.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Shawn, Sorry to report, but they still look like a game icon
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14 Nov 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perhaps rebuilding the icon cache may help. If not, then doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it.
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15 Nov 2009   #7
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Rebuilding the icon cache worked. Thanks again & have a great day!!! Jim
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15 Nov 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Jim. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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