Windows 10: wrong icon for certain file types windows 10 Solved

  1.    10 Jun 2016 #1

    wrong icon for certain file types windows 10


    I had installed a program to convert some video files to a type I can play with an xbox.
    After I downloaded the program I noticed a bunch of the icons on my desktop were now this:
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    I immediately uninstalled the program and ran virus scans.
    The virus scans showed nothing and uninstalling the program did not fix it.

    It is affecting rtf and iso files that I am aware of.
    I changed the rtf default program and the icons switched over to the new program.
    But when switched back to the program I wanted, it was back to this icon.
    Editing to add: The files still open just fine in the program I have set for them and everything.

    I made a txt file and changed it to the default program I use for rtfs and it showed the proper icon just fine.
    So the issue is definitely linked to the file extension.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    Last edited by Mewcifer; 11 Jun 2016 at 03:02.
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  2. Posts : 2,223
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.250
       11 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello

    Here is a tutorial that explains how to associate file types with programs, you need to work through option 4:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    11 Jun 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Hello

    Here is a tutorial that explains how to associate file types with programs, you need to work through option 4:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    That is not what the problem is here.
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  4. Posts : 2,223
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.250
       11 Jun 2016 #4

    Mewcifer said: View Post
    I changed the rtf default program and the icons switched over to the new program.
    But when switched back to the program I wanted, it was back to this icon.
    Editing to add: The files still open just fine in the program I have set for them and everything.
    I do not understand this part of your explanation. Can you explain what these programs are? There must be some preferences set up in the program you are using that changes the default .rtf file associations.
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  5.    11 Jun 2016 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    I do not understand this part of your explanation. Can you explain what these programs are? There must be some preferences set up in the program you are using that changes the default .rtf file associations.
    My default program for rtf files is wordpad. But this issue is also affecting iso files and rar files. (which would be opened with daemon tools and winrar respectively).
    And when I change my default program for txt files to wordpad instead of notebook the icons are the normal wordpad icon instead of this weird blank icon. So it is affecting certain filetypes and not certain programs.

    Editing: although, when I did change the default program for rtf files to notebook, they showed the notebook icons instead of the blank icon. But when changed back to wordpad, broken again. It seems that certain filetype and program combinations are not working to show the proper icon (although opening the files still works normal)

    I am assuming that it's whatever combination were there when the glitch(?) occurred and affected.
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  6. Posts : 4,890
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       11 Jun 2016 #6

    Have you tried rebuilding the iconcache?

    How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10
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  7.    11 Jun 2016 #7

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Have you tried rebuilding the iconcache?

    How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10
    Tried, didn't fix it
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  8. Posts : 2,223
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.250
       12 Jun 2016 #8

    You can restore .iso files back to their default file association by using the reg file provided in option 2 of the tutorial:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    Maybe this will help and afterwards you can reassign to Daemon Tools.
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  9.    12 Jun 2016 #9

    It had nothing to do with default programs or file type associations.....

    But I had to system restore to fix it. So I guess it's fixed now.
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