Taskbar icons showing wrong app?

  1. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Taskbar icons showing wrong app?

    My taskbar icons are suddenly showing the wrong app. This is a screenshot the taskbar with an open a PDF, it is showing the icon for Photoshop:

    Taskbar icons showing wrong app?-wrongicon.png

    The file icons display correctly elsewhere. I've tried https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Nigel, :)

    If you unpin and pin the app to taskbar again, does it help?
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi Shawn, the icon is not pinned, just the one that appears when there is an app running. In other words, I open a PDF with Acrobat Reader DC and the Photoshop icon appears in the taskbar.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    In that case, you might see if setting the default app for the file type again may help.

      My Computers

  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 - latest minor update

    Wrong Taskbar Icon For Running App Fix

    I looked high an low, finally found a solution that helped me. A strange icon has invaded my PC.
    It shows up a lot of places on my PC.

    For the situation where the icon for the running application was wrong in the taskbar, it was also wrong in the application's shortcut, located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    I deleted the incorrect shortcut, created a new shortcut for the app on my desktop, and moved it to the . . .\Start Menu\Programs folder. That fixed the bugger!

    For some reason, I had to change the incorrect shortcut permissions to be able to delete it.
      My Computer

  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Thank you! I've had some icons showing up incorrectly (with the generic "blank" icon) for months. Fixing the icon in the Start Menu\Programs seemed to do the trick!

    Tip: There may be a correct shortcut in the Public Desktop folder. In that case, then you can just copy it over instead of having to create a new one from scratch.
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums