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Windows 7: Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix

27 Nov 2009   #11
Phil Pendlebury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Just thought I'd pop in and mention that I haven't forgotten about the script. In fact it's already done. I just need to get it running consistently so it's easy for anyone to use (including error messages and so on).

Anyway, I know no one is sitting and waiting for it but I just wanted to let you know.

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12 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Hi there, any news on this script? Have you heard of this problem re-occuring after using your solution? I tried your solution and it did work but now other similar issues plague me.
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12 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7

It didn't work perfectly for me with Adobe Acrobat Professional. The icon wasn't where it belonged. I hunted it down, put it in the Appdata cache and then had to right click the icon on the start menu, select properties, find where you can change the icon and then direct it to the right icon. Now it works.
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02 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional

Nice. Thanks!
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27 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium

You my friend are a genius, been annoying me for days. Thanks
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23 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Solved Icon went missing in Windows 7 ?

Hi ,
All my Icons had dissapeared , no single one left to trace in my pc . Well , this is wat i did and it worked perfectly for me but you need to own the W7 installation dvd .
Just load it and select the upgrade option . Windows does the rest .
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16 Jun 2010   #17

windows 7

Good stuff!! thank you. this worked perfect!!
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20 Jun 2010   #18

WIndows 7 Professional x64


Sinc a week or so almost all my icons went to blank icon.

I have tried every option mentioned in this topic with no effect:
  • Reapair from boot menu
  • Upgrade from Windows install disk
  • Changing the icon
Some of my icons are still present. One thing I know that icons from shell32.dll (or what is the name of the win default icon gallery) are good, as well as the office icons.

Anyone have a tip?

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21 Jun 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi ,
Try a system restore . It should work .
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22 Jun 2010   #20

WIndows 7 Professional x64


I tried system restore too with no success. If there are no more sugegstions, then I must reinstall the whole win7...

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