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  1. Posts : 218
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    icon weirdness


    Hello,
    I download the benchmark Cinebench 20 from techspot (Cinebench R20.0.4 Download | TechSpot)
    to my c: downloads folder. I extracted the files and everything looks good.

    I have a second HDD, my i: drive where I have i:\program files\, this is where I put portable install folders.
    I copied the Cinebench folder in there a few weeks ago and everything was good.

    Had a look in that folder today, and the main exe icon has changed to a plain while box.
    If I move that folder to some other location on the i: drive, the proper icon returns,
    It's only bad while this folder is in i:\program files\

    Any thoughts? (Thanks in advance for any info)

    Running
    Edition Windows 10 Pro
    Version 22H2
    Installed on ‎9/‎18/‎2022
    OS build 19045.3271
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0

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  2. Posts : 23,492
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       #2

    @davexnet


    Generally a white icon means the file path to the executable is... broken.
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  3. Posts : 218
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ghot said:
    @davexnet


    Generally a white icon means the file path to the executable is... broken.
    It's the file itself that has the wrong icon, not a shortcut
    The actual file is there, as shown, the program runs if you double click it, and if you right click and drag/create shortcut,
    the shortcut icon is correct.

    Secondly, renaming the sub folder to something else restores the proper icon in the explorer view,
    as so.
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  4. Posts : 23,492
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4412 (x64) [22H2]
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    davexnet said:
    It's the file itself that has the wrong icon, not a shortcut
    The actual file is there, as shown, the program runs if you double click it, and if you right click and drag/create shortcut,
    the shortcut icon is correct.

    Secondly, renaming the sub folder to something else restores the proper icon in the explorer view,
    as so.

    Maybe it's something to do with the program itself.
    I've always used the one from Maxon, the actual Cinebench website...

    Cinebench Release 23 Installers
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  5. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    Since this folder is portable, move the folder "CinebenchR20" to the Desktop, and see if the icon of the exe ever disappears.
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  6. Posts : 218
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    Thread Starter
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    pepanee said:
    Since this folder is portable, move the folder "CinebenchR20" to the Desktop, and see if the icon of the exe ever disappears.
    Moving the folder to the desktop results in the correct icon.

    Storing that portable set of Cinebench files/folders in I:\program files\CinebenchR20\ results in the bad icon,
    but storing them in I:\program files\CinebenchR20b\ (or any other name) restores the icon to normality.

    Appears to be something about the specific location that's casuing the problem
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  7. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #7

    davexnet said:
    Moving the folder to the desktop results in the correct icon.

    Storing that portable set of Cinebench files/folders in I:\program files\CinebenchR20\ results in the bad icon,
    but storing them in I:\program files\CinebenchR20b\ (or any other name) restores the icon to normality.

    Appears to be something about the specific location that's casuing the problem
    We can try this:
    Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 218
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    pepanee said:
    I never did get a chance to do the icon rebuild, had HDD problems this morning, couldn't get the system to boot.
    Eventually got safemode working and the command line through boot repair advanced options,
    so was able to do the chkdsk.

    It took a long time because it still did the automatic startup repair, but it was successful.
    When I was able to successfully boot the system, and everything settled down kb5028244 installed itself.
    I finally got a chance to revisit this and the problem has disappeared just as strangely as it came.

    I had some success after changing the SATA cable; seemed to help. I noticed in the recent past a warning
    in the event viewer of "controller error" for the boot disk. The HDD is a 20 year old 250GB Seagate internal;
    SMART shows no warnings for this drive.

    thanks for your suggestions.
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  9. Posts : 4,830
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
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    Where are you getting the SMART info? Download Crystal Disk Info or Disk Genius in my signature. If the SMART Info in either of these apps say it is anything less then Good, the HDD needs to be replaced
    20 Year Old Seagate HDD is showing it's age. The fact that Check Disk took a long time and it had to go through a Startup Repair would be evidence enough to want to replace the drive with an SSD, no matter what SMART says.
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