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Windows 7: Taskbar Icons Renamed

07 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Taskbar Icons Renamed

The screen on my laptop fluttered a little bit while I was in Internet Explorer. It was only a second, and it seemed to affect nothing - all the tabs I had open were still working. But then I noticed that Internet Explorer was no longer pinned to my taskbar. The three tabs I'd been using were still viewable, but the taskbar icon was gone.

Then I hovered the mouse over what was now the first icon on the taskbar - Google Chrome. It now showed me the 3 tabs I had open in IE11. The second icon had the appearance of Windows Explorer, but hovering the mouse showed Chrome. Icon 3 appears to be Word, but the text shows Windows Explorer. And it continues down the line. Icon 4 shows utorrent, but reads Word. Icon 5 shows taskmgr but reads utorrent.

I rebooted the laptop. Nothing changed. I unpinned everything from the taskbar and tried repining. When I re-pinned Chrome, the icon showed as Windows Explorer, etc, etc.

I then successfully restored the laptop to earlier today, well before this occurred. No change. The desktop icons for Chrome and IE and Word are all visually correct, and are functional.

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07 Feb 2016   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

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07 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

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