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Hi everyone,

Built my new rig a few days ago and decided to install CPU-Z and HWMonitor today (for obvious reason). All went well, only, the desktop, start menu and registry icons all seem to have defaulted as the standard windows 7 program icon. When I click on them, they still work a treat, but I was wondering, why has it done this? and how can I fix it? It also happened with MSI Afterburner oddly.
It doesn't do it with any other program (yet). I have all the latest Windows 7 updates and I tried changing the icon sizes on the appearance settings to no avail.
If anyone could help, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time,

Jim

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Chances are, if the icon is not displaying correctly, that its not finding, or can't access the program file. Do the icons work if you double click them?

If not, check they are pointing to the correct program directory, and you can right click the shortcut, go into properties, choose the shortcut tab (it usually opens there) then click change icon to chooose a new one. That may fix the problem.

:-)
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Chances are, if the icon is not displaying correctly, that its not finding, or can't access the program file. Do the icons work if you double click them?
If not, check they are pointing to the correct program directory, and you can right click the shortcut, go into properties, choose the shortcut tab (it usually opens there) then click change icon to chooose a new one. That may fix the problem.
:-)

Hi Lesley,

Thanks for your reply. If I click the icon in any way, it does not show it but the program still opens correctly. Also, if I attempt to change the icon it shows the correct icon in the directory, just not on the desktop. If, however, I change it to a different icon, it works. It just doesn't seem to like certain icons...

Very strange...

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That does seem strange.....here's a thing to try, go into the security tab, and check that SYSTEM has read permissions or full permissions for the progam file. Thats the only thing I can think of, is maybe its a daft permission thing. It could mean your install of Win 7 went bad, Might be worth doing a reinstall. Or before that, try creating a new user profile, and try it in that. I've seen some user profiles go screwy before, and a new profile fixed it.
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Originally Posted by latelesley View Post

Chances are, if the icon is not displaying correctly, that its not finding, or can't access the program file. Do the icons work if you double click them?
If not, check they are pointing to the correct program directory, and you can right click the shortcut, go into properties, choose the shortcut tab (it usually opens there) then click change icon to chooose a new one. That may fix the problem.
:-)

Hi Lesley,

Thanks for your reply. If I click the icon in any way, it does not show it but the program still opens correctly. Also, if I attempt to change the icon it shows the correct icon in the directory, just not on the desktop. If, however, I change it to a different icon, it works. It just doesn't seem to like certain icons...

Very strange...


I have this as well. It happened to me when I changed icons and then deleted the said icon in its location. Have you ever changed the icon to a custom one?
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