Missing icons in programs and features and changing names

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  1. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Some of the icons are missing from some of my programs installed in programs and features. Same goes for the programs i have in the start menu. How do i get the icons back again? I also want to change the name of some of my programs in programs and features.

    Solved by using ccleaner to change the names of the programs, as well as doing a system file check to bring back the missing icons.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 26 Feb 2021 at 07:39.
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    Cerawy said:
    1. How do I change the name of the programs installed on my computer? I have tried CCleaner but sadly I cannot use it because it conflicts with steam
    2. Some of the icons on some of my progams are missing. How do I get them back?
    1. Make copies of the real shortcuts, rename them then hide the originals.

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    2. Right click the shortcut/Properties/Change Icon/Browse to the program's .exe

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  3. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Thanks, that brought back the icons from my programs in my start menu, but it didn't work for the programs installed in my control panel.

    CCleaner basically did the job of changing the names, sadly I cannot use the program because it conflicts with steam games. So any other options/programs are appriciated.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Ccleaner has never 'changed the name' of any of the installed programs on my PC.
    I have to download ccleaner occasionally to change the names of my programs
    To which cleaner option do you attribute what you're seeing?

    Nor has it ever affected my control panel.

    I find it hard to imagine what you see happening. Screenshot maybe?

    You can specify what is to be excluded if it is doing something you don't want:
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  5. Cerawy's Avatar
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    dalchina said:
    To which cleaner option do you attribute what you're seeing?
    Sorry but i dont understand what you mean?
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Please could you explain which function or setting or use of ccleaner causes your program names to change.
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  7. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Oh, i basically open ccleaner, click on tools, and then double click on the program i wish to give a proper name.

    Why?
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Thanks for the clarification. I've never used that or needed it, so didn't know about it. It seems that only renames the program in the uninstall list,

    1. In the Uninstall screen, select the name of the program you want to uninstall from the Programs to Remove list.
    2. Do one of the following:


    • Click Run Uninstaller to run the program's uninstaller.
    • Click Rename Entry to give the program a new name in this list only.
    Manage installed Software CCleaner Cloud Support
    CCleaner.com - Uninstalling programs
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  9. lx07's Avatar
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    Cerawy said:
    Still have a problem. I have to download ccleaner occasionally to change the names of my programs and then uninstall it again. I'd like a more convenient solution when it comes to changing the names of my programs.
    I don't use Steam so I don't know why it having it installed would interfere but you don't need to install CCleaner.

    You can use the portable version - just stick the folder from the link below somewhere and run it (click on CCleaner64.exe) when you want. It will not interfere with anything when you aren't using it.

    CCleaner - Portable
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  10. Cerawy's Avatar
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    lx07 said:
    I don't use Steam so I don't know why it having it installed would interfere but you don't need to install CCleaner.

    You can use the portable version - just stick the folder from the link below somewhere and run it (click on CCleaner64.exe) when you want. It will not interfere with anything when you aren't using it.

    CCleaner - Portable
    It's well known that ccleaner conflics with vac games on steam, see valves post.

    I think its a bit inconvenient to install/uninstall ccleaner whenever i want to rename my programs.

    That's why im looking for a better solution.
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