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Windows 7: Iconna Confused

29 Jun 2010   #1
whiskeytango73

Win 7
 
 
Iconna Confused

Shortcut icons have gone MIA. Not sure if it was a windows update - but my shortcut icons all have the general icon displayed in front of them now. I run Mbam and Kas scans religiously and dont believe it to be malware.



I keep most shortcuts in a shortcut folder and then use one desktop shortcut to get to all shortcuts. It keeps my desktop clean and I know where all of my program shortcuts are - all in one place. Well, all of THOSE icons now are generic system icons as well. I would rather not do a restore, so how do I restore icons w/out restoring system?



Seemed to have happened right around time of big MS patch earlier this month.


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29 Jun 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello WhiskyTango,

You can use the tutorial below to restore the shortcut arrow overlay icon.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Jun 2010   #3
whiskeytango73

Win 7
 
 

Added "remove shortcut arrow" to registry. Still have "blank" shortcut icon covering icon. Going to do image restore from last month - and disable auto updates. Thank you for your input.
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29 Jun 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you haven't restored yet, another of Brink's great tutes, rebuild icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

A Guy
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29 Jun 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whiskeytango73 View Post
Added "remove shortcut arrow" to registry. Still have "blank" shortcut icon covering icon. Going to do image restore from last month - and disable auto updates. Thank you for your input.
You might try Method Two to change the shortcut arrow, then change it back to the default arrow to see if that may be able to restore it for you instead.
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