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Start menu shortcuts work, but display broken images?

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Almost every shortcut in my start menu shows a broken link (giving exceptions to programs that are on my C drive). All of the links work, and give me no errors whats so ever, they just simply display that broken image as their icons. I've tried cmd promp sfc/scannow and I've run Microsoft's Fix It utility, but still broken. Anyone encounter this before? Windows 7 btw.
 
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post #2 of 7
Try clearing and rebuilding the icon cache... full instructions here
post #3 of 7
One thing to mention about the cache and clearing/rebuilding it, make sure you shut down 'explorer.exe' after you rename/delete the icon cache file. Otherwise Windows will just make an exact copy. smile.gif

You can then just use the task manager to launch explorer.exe again (it's the Windows shell).
    
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This did get rid of all of the broken icons. But now I'm left with a bunch of icons that look like the top row, 4th column icon in this picture.
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post #5 of 7
You might have to wait on Windows to fix that. I had a couple like that in a folder on my desktop that fixed itself after I initially rebuilt the icon cache. Was a couple of days. Otherwise the only other thing you could try would be to either re-install (sucks I know) or to right click the icon, go to properties, and try changing the icon for those shortcuts/programs manually (tedious but works).
    
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post #6 of 7
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Okay thanks man. I'll wait it out see if it fixes it's self.
 
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Intel I7 7700K ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 
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Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB EK Supremacy Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
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Mouse Pad
Glorious PC Gaming Race 
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WD 500GB Cav black WD 320GB Cav Blue OCZ Agility 3 ASUS BD Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Raystorm Swiftech pump, res, and 240 rad Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 3x AOC E2343FK Black 23" LED monitors 
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HAF X, '10-'16
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 7700K ASUS Maximus IX Formula EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB EK Supremacy Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC E240 EK-XRES 100 Windows 10 ASUS ROG PG348Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Corsair 750w Corsair 600C Razer Naga 
Mouse Pad
Glorious PC Gaming Race 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k OC 4.5Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 500GB Cav black WD 320GB Cav Blue OCZ Agility 3 ASUS BD Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Raystorm Swiftech pump, res, and 240 rad Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 3x AOC E2343FK Black 23" LED monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Chroma Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Haf X Razer Naga Chroma 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Logitech Z506 5.1 
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post #7 of 7
As Ganja said, it does eventually fix itself. For those stubborn icons you might have to click on the properties of each, and then click on set default or search/pick the icon image.
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