Windows 10: Icons Disapperaing from Executable Files

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  1.    16 Apr 2018 #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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       16 Apr 2018 #2

    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.    16 Apr 2018 #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.    16 Apr 2018 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    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.    16 Apr 2018 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    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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  7.    18 Apr 2018 #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.    24 Apr 2018 #8

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    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.    27 Apr 2018 #9

    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.    27 Apr 2018 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    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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