Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon

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  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #1

    Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon


    Hello all, I have a unique issue with the following OS:

    Windows 10 (ver.1909) x64 Upgrade from Windows 7 x64
    PC/Desktop

    I am able to change the icon associated with "This PC" in Desktop Icon Settings, and these changes do appear when I open File Explorer, however, the wrong icon is displayed when typing "This PC" from the Start Menu. It displays an old icon used back on Windows 7 before the upgrade to 10.

    Also, possibly unrelated... I have "This PC" pinned to my Start Menu Tile, and it too shows the wrong icon, but instead of the old Windows 7 icon appearing, it shows the default Windows 10 icon. I cannot seem to change it.

    Before anyone asks; when I Pin "This PC" to the Taskbar, the new correct icon appears.

    I have no idea what's going on here. Does anyone have any ideas?
    sfc /scannow didn't find anything wrong.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-w.png  
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 3,966
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    With this tutorial you can restore default icon.

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10
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  3. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,471
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #3

    The pictured "Wrong" icon appears to be the same one on my computers with a standard/default install of Win10.
    Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-image.png
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 52,978
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    Berton said:
    The pictured "Wrong" icon appears to be the same one on my computers with a standard/default install of Win10.
    Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-image.png

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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hey FreeBooter, thanks for the url, did all that and sadly didn't help. ;(
    Cannot restore default icon to "This PC" in Start search.

    Hey Berton & f14tomcat, thanks for the quick reply. I guess I didn't explain well enough, sorry my bad. Let me restart.
    I changed the "This PC" to a new icon I created.

    > My new icon appears correctly in "File Explorer" as well as "Desktop Icon Settings"

    > My new icon does not appear in "This PC" pinned to the Start Menu (Windows 10 default icon appears)

    > My new icon does not appear in a search for "This PC" from the Start button, my Windows 7 custom icon appears.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-di.png   Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-ni.png  
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 52,978
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    Have you tried this yet?

    Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Just tried that, sadly no joy

    I have completely exhausted by searches on Google and Youtube, no one else has reported this.

    Although it doesn't affect using Windows 10, I hate leaving mysteries unsolved, but ...looks like this one will remain a *bump*.
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  8. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,471
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #8

    Sometimes customizations don't work the same as what the programmers designed. This was found by Bing:
    Windows 10 This PC showing wrong icon-image.png
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  9. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Yes I came across this too.
    Since I am not going to start changing internal resources from within .dll files, sadly I guess this particular defect in Windows 10 will remain unsolved for now.
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  10. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,471
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #10

    Sorry but it's not a defect, seems to what the programmers designed.
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