by tobeach / March 26, 2007 3:42 PM PDT In reply to: Multicolored box one my desktop all going "generic". Browse to your folder; open, select the icon, choose apply, OK, etc. share|improve this answer edited Sep 16 '13 at 5:22 50-3 3,31331327 answered Sep 16 '13 at 3:11 user254524 1 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I had a variation Rename the .ico file to something descriptive. http://phpzipcodelocator.com/windows-7/windows-7-icons-wrong.html
Out of the blue, his system started displaying generic icons for various files and folders.Thankfully, he was kind enough to include a screenshot, which is invaluable in troubleshooting problems like this:[ I didn't use any tweak products to have caused this. PS: I am adding two related links here (cannot post more, I have posted others in threads referred to below). How do I safely remove hardware without it? his explanation
Where most people trip up is finding an icon to choose from. Reply 0 0 « Message Listing « Previous Topic Next Topic » Related Documents HP PCs - Changing the Default Apps (Windows 10)HP PCs - Using Cortana Personal Digital Assistant (Windows 10)HP Always make a back up before changing anything or go in and make a date in system restore just in case. See my second update; this should solve the problem. –bwDraco Nov 27 '12 at 20:44 @leaf68, are you online? –bwDraco Nov 30 '12 at 2:51 | show 1 more
by tobeach / March 26, 2007 3:51 PM PDT In reply to: Hi. Icon may copy with the .exe or another suffix. EDIT: I've also noticed that it happened to the following programs: Windows Live Messenger, iTunes, and Skype, so not just MS Office. Blank Icons Windows 7 Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976.
Thank you. Fix Corrupted Icons And Shortcuts In Windows 7 Why does Westley say Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist? one answer at a time. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/desktop-icons-change-from-original-real-icons-to-generic Hi Scott: Sorry about forcing you to check out my favorite website.
Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top charlietoto Posts: 38 This post has been reported. All Icons Are Same In Desktop ( How To Repair It) Quite likely causes are damaged register or icon cache. Have you tried a reinstall (uninstall + install)? –Bob Nov 26 '12 at 4:19 I got it online so I don't have a CD, I have a download link. I Recently Had a Similar Problem w/ Icons.....
Your cache administrator is webmaster. http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-icon-cache.html Thank you! Desktop Icons Blank Windows 10 STEP 1) I made sure I created a restore point and backed my registry. Icon Cache Rebuilder solved. :) Reply siang hwee says: 18 November 2009 at 16:46 thanks a lot...
This procedure will keep those icons in a permanent place instead of some cache folder somewhere. check over here Does anyone have a fix. which, I checked and it does not exist –Oztaco Nov 26 '12 at 2:43 You seem to have had another version of Office installed before, or some other confusion First Time Here? Microsoft Office Icons Not Showing Correctly Windows 7
Copyright © 2003-2017echo date("Y"); ?> Puget Sound Software, LLC and Leo A. Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top charlietoto Posts: 38 This post has been reported. Worked like a charm and restored the blank Word icons. his comment is here As you did, I deleted "install" folders (in order to save some HDD space too) and was screwed in a row 'cause alas ain't got no sibling computer...
I tried downloading the installer online (I have a download link instead of a CD) but it has the same problem. –Oztaco Nov 26 '12 at 22:03 | show 1 more How To Fix Icon Problem In Windows 7 I am an HP employee.Regards,VidyaMake it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer “Accept as Solution” if it solves your problem.***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the My icons for everything else (such as Microsoft Excel) on the desktop still displa properly.
You can try to restore from a restore point, created before Nov 15. Jest, BlondeDuddess Reply jr says: 2 March 2012 at 21:01 your tips suck. Once that came back to me, it was easy to search up some answers. Rebuild Icon Cache Windows 10 See the article Install Office 2010 from local installation source.
If you can get a list of Windows icons to chose from but Dos programs or other programs revert to a generic icon then take a screenshot of the list and In fact, be sure not to click the big blue Download button. Report bigcabguy- Oct 2, 2010 at 01:47 AM Had the same issue out of the box with Excel icon. weblink In IE7, select Tools -> Internet Options -> Browsing History Settings button -> View Files button.
if it exists delete or move it somewhere else. Many items on the All Programs list had the plain generic folder icon. You might need to do so from the installation DVD if you have deleted the cached installation files (which are quite large). well there's always the 'hammer' solution!!! :D Stay Blessed.
This should restore all the microsoft office shortcuts and icons View all 7 comments Report Inder- May 1, 2010 at 02:45 AM Brilliant and thanks very much! What is my "country of birth" on US visa/ESTA applications? Don't waste time to change IconCache.db because it often doesn't work. This seemed to work for all icons EXCEPT 1) Those native to windows(defrag/C.P./My Docs/Recycle Bin etc.) & 2) Adobe Reader.
I have tried deleting the folder and re-copying but the 2nd system refuses to show all icons in the folder correctly. I notice that about 1/4 of the folders do have correct icons. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.1/ Connection to 0.0.0.1 failed. I guess, as you said, only program icons - not within folders have icons.
More about Leo. Click new then type the extension you want the icon to change, mine was JPG. Thanks! That was the cause when it happened to me.
You'll see that exactly one icon is presented for you to choose from. in that sub menu launch tweakui. can you tell me a fix to get my icons back please Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 kaljukass kaljukass Banned 291 Sign up to have the Hassle-Free PC newsletter e-mailed to you each week.