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  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10 1903
       #1

    some icons show blank generic icon


    i have a problem with my windows 10 desktop (1903 built 18362.952) where the icons will be blanked (see the attachement with the red squares) - how do i reset it? it also appears in file explorer. it does not effect my programs operation however.
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  2. Posts : 177
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #2

    Try delete those two icons and create shortcut again?

    EDIT> are those two software installed in your Windows? If not sometime uninstalled didn't clean icons for desktop!!
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  3. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #3

    When I see those blank icons it has always meant the path to the file they were associated with was broken, Windows couldn't find the file which usually is an executable/.exe. Could right-click them and check the File Location in Properties.
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  4. Posts : 9
    windows 10 1903
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Berton said:
    When I see those blank icons it has always meant the path to the file they were associated with was broken, Windows couldn't find the file which usually is an executable/.exe. Could right-click them and check the File Location in Properties.
    the icons appear when in Properties though.

    example:
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  5. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #5

    Did you try the Change icon button then choose the icon and see it that restores it?
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  6. Posts : 9
    windows 10 1903
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Berton said:
    Did you try the Change icon button then choose the icon and see it that restores it?
    yes, but it just displays the same blank page icon.
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  7. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #7

    Then I'd make note of the file location/s, delete the icons and right-click those files and choose Send to, Desktop (create shortcut).
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  8. Posts : 9
    windows 10 1903
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Berton said:
    Then I'd make note of the file location/s, delete the icons and right-click those files and choose Send to, Desktop (create shortcut).
    nope. still displaying the blank icon
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  9. Posts : 177
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #9

    Try click on right mouse and choose refresh desktop on desktop?
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  10. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #10

    You could try this tutorial: Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10
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