1.    12 Dec 2015 #1
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    Windows 10.0.16299.19 (1709) Home 64-bit

    A Tool's Icon Keeps Disappearing


    Yesterday, I downloaded Windows Update MiniTool. It's a portable program where the 7Zip file contains a 32-bit EXE, a 64-bit EXE and an INI file which is apparently some sort of language file. About an hour after I unpacked it, the 64-bit EXE's icon disappeared. I deleted the folder and the shortcut I created, and when I unpacked it again, I left the 32-bit file alone. Eventually, I downloaded that batch file for rebuilding the icon cache, and I thought that that fixed it, but this morning, I discovered that the fix was only temporary. Apparently, there's some other issue causing the icon cache corruption. To rule out some things, I also have IrfanView, which is portable, and I've downloaded several legacy games where I created EXE launchers with Bat To Exe Converter, including icons I made with Greenfish Icon Editor. I've never had any trouble with any of those icons. While I was typing this, I extracted the 32-bit file, just to see what happens. What else can I do to trouble shoot this?
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA

    I have this problem now and then (also in Win7). For me it helps to delete Iconcache.db in appdata local and then go to properties for the shortcut and change the icon.
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  3.    12 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoItJust View Post
    I have this problem now and then (also in Win7). For me it helps to delete Iconcache.db in appdata local and then go to properties for the shortcut and change the icon.
    I just looked at the batch file, and deleting Iconcache.db is exactly what it does, and I'm not really sure how changing the shortcut's icon would affect the EXE file.
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  4.    12 Dec 2015 #4
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    You mean the icon has disappeared from the exe?
    In that case it's a different story. Perhaps has something to do with ownership?
    I really don't know, though I've seen that happen on my systems also.
    Can't remember what I've done to fix it ...
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  5.    13 Dec 2015 #5
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    Since the icon in question is still intact, it seems likely that I just needed to fix the icon cache twice to make it stick. I still have no idea what caused the problem, but maybe that's too small an issue to be worth worrying about.
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