Icons Disapperaing from Executable Files

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  1. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Icons Disapperaing from Executable Files


    I have this problem where icons from a number of my portable apps just disappeared. The problem seem to be with the path of the file, because when I rename the folder or move it to another location, it's fine.
    I have these apps in a different partition than my windows installation and have shortcuts to them in the start menu. The start menu shortcuts have icons, but when I go the folder where those shortcuts are actually located, they are missing icons too.
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  2. Posts : 2,799
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    You need to unpin those from start menu since the icon is set to the path of the executable, Next re-pin back to start menu so that the correct path of the icon is set.
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  3. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #3

    Right click the shortcut, choose Properties/Change icon, it should direct you to the app's executable folder, select the proper icon to re-apply, click Apply and OK.
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  4. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    topgundcp said:
    You need to unpin those from start menu since the icon is set to the path of the executable, Next re-pin back to start menu so that the correct path of the icon is set.
    The start menu icon is not set to the path of the executable, but the path of the shortcut to the executable.
    And as I've said, the start menu icon is fine, but the icons on the shortcut and the executable itself is missing.
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  5. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Edwin said:
    Right click the shortcut, choose Properties/Change icon, it should direct you to the app's executable folder, select the proper icon to re-apply, click Apply and OK.
    I tried that and it didn't work. And the executable file has the icon missing too. But it's visible in properties though.
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  6. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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  7. Posts : 2,296
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #7

    Have you tried rebuilding the icon cache? There is also a regedit for max cached icons that can help. The MS default is very small and although not the same thing I had some icon corruption once I had installed a lot of stuff. Increasing its size sorted things right out

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.the...in-windows/amp
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  8. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Scottyboy99 said:
    Have you tried rebuilding the icon cache? There is also a regedit for max cached icons that can help. The MS default is very small and although not the same thing I had some icon corruption once I had installed a lot of stuff. Increasing its size sorted things right out

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.the...in-windows/amp
    Hey, Sorry for not replying earlier.

    I had already tried rebuilding icon cache which didn't help.

    The other method didn't work either.

    I don't think the issue is with icon cache. As I have mentioned in a previous post, if I change the path of the file by moving it somewhere else or by renaming the folder, the icons come back.
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  9. Posts : 19,507
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    Are all programs like that ? I have some that keep on not displaying icon properly. like Performance Test for instance right now. It's icon is embedded in it's .exe.
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  10. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    CountMike said:
    Are all programs like that ? I have some that keep on not displaying icon properly. like Performance Test for instance right now. It's icon is embedded in it's .exe.
    No, only some of them.
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