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Windows 7: File icons missing in windows 7

21 Nov 2010   #11
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

This symptom can also be caused if you have changed your defauilt Program files location, or changed the "Install path" while insatlling an application.

The fix is quite simple, rclick the broken icon, and click properties, make sure the drive letter and path match the install location of the Application, for egsample if you installed to "D:\Program files" but the icon says "c:\Program Files" change bothe the Target location, and the start in location, and vwalla, your icons will be back.

This happened to me beacuse I used Tweak UI to change my default Install path from "C:\Program files(x86) to "D\Program files(x86)" (64bit Win7 32bit app location) Drop the "(x86) fior 32bit systems or win7 64bit apps, as well In 64bit systems the registry entries muist be changed in 32bit registry (regedit) and 64bit registry (wow64) Yes there is 2 registrys for 64bit MS os's, Microsofts way of making things complicated.

Hope this helps.

-0n3, aka ClicK


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21 Nov 2010   #12
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello StealthyBoss and Arc,

This is this way by default in Windows 7, but this will allow you to change the icon to the correct application icon.

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn
DEFENATLY NOT DEFAULT BEHAVIOUR

As well this fix may work, but by what you have duiscribed was not the cause, they (origional poster) have most likly changed the default locations as discribed in my previous post, a "inplace install" aka repair, or a upgrade would undo, or "overwrite" these changes, causing the target and start locations to be incorrect/broken, resulting in discribed symptom.

Don't mean to correct anyone, but complete and accuate info should be given specially from site admins.

Sorry, its the techie inside me... lol

-Click
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21 Nov 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 0n33,

No problem, but this is definitately the default icon used for the Open toolbar item when any application file (ex: exe file) is selected in any edition of Windows 7. This is a well known bug that the tutorial I linked to will show how to add a icon to be used instead.

What you descibed would have no affect on this since this is the default behavior, and has nothing to do with incorrect or broken target locations.
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24 Nov 2010   #14
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

I've been supporting Win 7 for about 3 years now or since it came out, but never had this issue as you discribed, sept for the IE icon, unless my clients did as described above, but like anything there is always 10 opinons, and 20 fixes... lol

-ClicK
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24 Nov 2010   #15
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

My Bad, i missread that 3 times... "Open" Icon in "Explorer" doh.... your right...

Although I wouldnt discrib it as default, its something ive rarely seen in w7

Sorry peeps my bad.

-ClicK
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24 Nov 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem ClicK. I'd say a default bug.
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