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Windows 7: Icon issue! A little help please.

28 Jan 2017   #1
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Icon issue! A little help please.

This has been bugging me for awhile. A number of application icons are not displaying. ["Not Shortcut Icons"] I tried Brink's Icon Cache - Rebuild Suggestions with no success. I tried setting file association, also a no go. Here's a screenshot of two applications with this issue but its all over. Any suggestions?




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28 Jan 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Its because there not shortcuts.
There is no easy or Microsoft supported way of changing the icon associated with an exe file because the icon is embedded into the executable.

Roy
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28 Jan 2017   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

What about a repair install Roy? Overkill!
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29 Jan 2017   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You can give a Repair Install a try. If there is nothing to repair, it won't hurt anything.
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29 Jan 2017   #5
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks bigmck I've tries everything ells so your right. What can it hurt.
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29 Jan 2017   #6
Callender

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

Hold off on the reinstall. Unfortunately I don't use MS Office Suite. Anyway try this:

Get: FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows

Run it and check out those problematic file extensions. One of the columns shows the path to the icon.

IconViewer mentioned in this thread:

Icon Viewer

shows the icons packed inside executables so check the executable that launches - say WORD - and see if the icon appears in the list. If it does then modify the icon path in FileTypesMan.
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29 Jan 2017   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Callender! I'll check that out right now.
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29 Jan 2017   #8
Callender

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

If the icon(s) shows up okay in the executable(s) try correcting paths.
Icon issue! A little help please.-wordpad.exe-properties.jpg
Sorry but I don't have a better MS Office Suite related example.

Also it's possible to check icon paths in the registry.


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29 Jan 2017   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Give this a try. == Click on the Start Button and click on All Programs. Find the MS Office folder and click on it. Do you have icons in it?
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29 Jan 2017   #10
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Give this a try. == Click on the Start Button and click on All Programs. Find the MS Office folder and click on it. Do you have icons in it?
No I don't.


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