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Windows 7: Icon issue! A little help please.

29 Jan 2017   #11
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
If the icon(s) shows up okay in the executable(s) try correcting paths.
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Sorry but I don't have a better MS Office Suite related example.

Also it's possible to check icon paths in the registry.
Still nothing Callender.




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29 Jan 2017   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You don't need to click an entry to display properties.

Scroll across to the icon path column and post what it shows.
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29 Jan 2017   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

From your screenshot it looks like all icons are blank!
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29 Jan 2017   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Let's start with a file that we have in common - vlc.exe

Open registry here:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flv\DefaultIcon

What does it show?
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It should show the path to the icon embedded in the executable:
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29 Jan 2017   #15
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Let's start with a file that we have in common - vlc.exe

Open registry here:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flv\DefaultIcon

What does it show?
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It should show the path to the icon embedded in the executable:
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Here you go Callender. It appears that there is no default icon.


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29 Jan 2017   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay so in FileTypesMan try changing deafault icon path for .flv to:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe",0

Or just use the "browse" button and choose the executable. See if it works. You might need to refresh desktop.
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29 Jan 2017   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

More to try:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

Set .doc to open with some other application and apply. Then re-associate it with word and apply.

Regarding rebuild icon cache script. Did you wait for the message prompting you to reboot when you ran the script? It can take a while to appear so it's easy to close the command window before you see the prompt.

Also do you have any registry backups that were created by any third party software recently. Search your HD for .reg files.

In SwiftSearch *backup*?.reg returns results for file names containing the word backup with the .reg extension. I'm not sure if the same works in Windows Search as I don't use it and it's disabled.
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If you have such a backup try imaging your current drive then restore the backup.


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29 Jan 2017   #18
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think that tutorial is just for default icons rather then program icons.
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29 Jan 2017   #19
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for all the suggestions but me being me I got frustrated, backed up what I needed and stuck in a ghost image from a few months back. All is back and good. Sorry for wasting your time.
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29 Jan 2017   #20
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

No, You did not waste our time. Glad you got things going.
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