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Hey guys, I'm just posting here because I can't find answers elsewhere. My taskbar icons for explorer are sort of weird and all individual as opposed to the original folder for all explorer apps. It's a little hard to explain, but this link should show what I mean: http://gyazo.com/ad43dab035ce6146ab55261f532c93e6
If you look at the document icon, it would usually be this: http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/images/stories/7libraries/articleicon.png

I'm on a week old Windows 7 install on my new SSD. Everything is going nicely, but I'm getting ocd about this taskbar thing haha. Any help is appreciated.
    
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You somehow changed the explorer icon.

Right click on the explorer icon -> Right click on "Windows Explorer" -> select "Properties" -> select the "Shortcut" tab -> Select the "Change Icon" button -> pick the icon you want for explorer
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Did you unpin Explorer by any chance....
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Did you unpin Explorer by any chance....

I did but I have done this on all my Windows 7 installs
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You somehow changed the explorer icon.

Right click on the explorer icon -> Right click on "Windows Explorer" -> select "Properties" -> select the "Shortcut" tab -> Select the "Change Icon" button -> pick the icon you want for explorer

Hmm, didn't seem to work dude frown.gif
    
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Hmm, didn't seem to work dude frown.gif

You may need to clear the icon cache:

*Open Windows Explorer, go to %userprofile%\AppData\Local, delete IconCache.db.

*Open Task Manager, go to Processes tab, highlight explorer.exe, and click End Process. Your desktop will "disappear."

*Still in Task Manger, select File > New Task (Run...), type explorer.exe, and click OK. Your desktop should reappear, with the previously incorrect icons replaced.
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You may need to clear the icon cache:

*Open Windows Explorer, go to %userprofile%\AppData\Local, delete IconCache.db.

*Open Task Manager, go to Processes tab, highlight explorer.exe, and click End Process. Your desktop will "disappear."

*Still in Task Manger, select File > New Task (Run...), type explorer.exe, and click OK. Your desktop should reappear, with the previously incorrect icons replaced.

Still hasn't fixed the taskbar. Do you think that this has anything to with the registry?
    
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Still hasn't fixed the taskbar. Do you think that this has anything to with the registry?

Did you try restarting your computer after deleting the icon cache? Some people report needing to restart to get it to work.

As far as I know, the registry has nothing to do with the icons displayed on the task bar.
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Did you try restarting your computer after deleting the icon cache? Some people report needing to restart to get it to work.

As far as I know, the registry has nothing to do with the icons displayed on the task bar.

I'll delete it again and restart my PC. Cheers for the help regardless though.
    
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