Reply Flavis says: 13 March 2015 at 19:04 any of those solutions worked for me.... Right click the quick launch entry and from the dropdown menu highlight "send to" and click "desktop (create shortcut)". At some point, perhaps after a Paint Shop Pro update, the Adobe Reader icon got replaced by the PSP shortcut, very annoying as both programs are heavily used. Now click on the Advanced button again, change the icon size back to what it was, click on OK, and click on OK again. http://midsolutions.org/windows-7/desktop-icons-wrong-image.html
I have followed other advice and deleted the icon cache file but this has had no effect. It seems to be slightly different to most asked about here. So I decided to go my own way. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx this should add a powertoys option to your start menu.
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Make sure all your applications are closed whenever you run this. That's all. Thanks for your help! –am2605 Jul 20 '10 at 10:22 add a comment| 6 Answers 6 active oldest votes up vote 10 down vote This was fixed by reducing screen color Fix Corrupted Icons And Shortcuts In Windows 7 You could try this tutorial Icon Cache - Rebuild first and if that doesn't work post back as others may have other ideas.
My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self built custom OS 64-bit Windows 10 Pro CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 Sergey Tkachenko Good idea, but it won't switch instantly with a Registry tweak. I appreciate the time you took to put this article up! Reply Iudith says: 27 December 2009 at 9:04 Hello all, My machine is WinXP SP3 and sometimes some of the icons are garbaged, always the same ones, namely: - the MyMusic,
in that sub menu launch tweakui. Same Icon Problem In Windows 7 It could be because of a third party element that is rewriting the registry key "Max Cached Icons" - Widcom Broadcom BlueTooth Drivers have been known to do this. Also uncheck the option Hide protected operating system files. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
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PCMag Digital Group PC, PC Magazine and PC PCMag.com are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. Reply Lucian says: 27 March 2011 at 22:14 For me it didn't work... Try deleting your iconcache. http://midsolutions.org/windows-7/taskbar-icons-not-showing-windows-10.html OS Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
Cheers, Ellery Reply Anonymous says: 18 April 2010 at 6:25 thank you. All Icons Are Same In Desktop ( How To Repair It) Not the answer you're looking for? That way it doesn't have to look inside each file every time you boot.
share|improve this answer answered Aug 19 '14 at 8:35 Abbie 802210 add a comment| up vote -2 down vote Windows 7 64 bit, problems displaying some icons in desktop. I think the key for me was to close down Explorer.exe after IconCache.db is deleted. every once in a while, my icons and applications would be send to my invisible monitor thats not hooked up ( only sound) when i change my display to extend these Show Thumbnails Instead Of Icons Windows 10 Please do the needful...
On the 'OK' one I have folders containing all my custom icons. This opens a 4 tabbed window, select the "Icon" tab and browse to Chrome.exe (at the bottom of this window there is a folder icon next to a text field that davehc View Public Profile Find More Posts by davehc 29 Mar 2011 #5 murray2552 Windows 7 Home 64 Bit 3 posts Thanks guys, but the problem is that http://midsolutions.org/windows-7/fix-corrupted-icons-and-shortcuts-in-windows-7.html Reply Marco says: 25 August 2009 at 10:39 Recreate the Icon-Cache file by deleting it 1.
etc. We used the method above of adjusting color depth to 16-bit, but instead of manually editing the registry, we just logged-off after changing to 16-bit. In this case, you can delete the icon cache and restart Explorer so Windows will freshly rebuild the icon cache again. Same problem, XP Home, after a convert from FAT32 to NTFS.
Then delete the desktop icon. I was having this problem with Windows XP -- some icons in the start menu were broken along with some on the desktop. After restoring to 32-bit, the icons reappeared. These are icons that come from the website.
Note that all the screenshots are from Windows 7, but we've used the same technique on Windows Vista as well. Log in, change back to 32-bit color, everything is fine. But your advice fixed it. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.
This command recreated the icons: ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache –Dan Dascalescu Jan 22 '13 at 11:25 @DanDascalescu: Interesting tip. What would you call a person who is obsessed with being "normal"? Tried everything above, none worked :( But then I found some notes about something and I realized: it was all MY FAULT!