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Windows 7: Reparing icons?

12 Feb 2009   #1
Neilsouth

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 
Reparing icons?

I've had broken icon's every so often and i don't know how to fix it , doesn't happen in vista






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12 Feb 2009   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try making a new shortcut for the programs.
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12 Feb 2009   #3
Neilsouth

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mansrm81 View Post
Try making a new shortcut for the programs.
I'm not that much of a noob , checked already


The original icon is broken aswell... but if you click on properties it shows the icon next to the name...

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12 Feb 2009   #4
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried changing the icon for the shortcut to something else and then changing it back.
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12 Feb 2009   #5
sevsman

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

Try this..

Delete the "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db" hidden file
and then restart the computer.
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12 Feb 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Try rebuilding the Icon cache , as sevsman suggests.

Here is the tutorial :

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

siw2
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12 Feb 2009   #7
Neilsouth

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 

Thanks to both of you that fixed it
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12 Feb 2009   #8
sevsman

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

No probs dude. Thanks for the feedback..
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28 Aug 2009   #9
dhar890723

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

This bug is still present in x86 RTM. Having long experience with Windows, I knew to delete the iconcache.db file when it first happened a couple of weeks ago, when a few icons spontaneously reverted to generic form (except in property sheets) for the associated shortcut. It's happened again, this time affecting a pinned program on my taskbar. I'm just amazed they still haven't got this right in Windows 7. Are there any registry hacks that help with this, like the old "Max Cached Icons"? Does that one help in Win7?
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