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(Solved) - Win 7 Desktop Icons for Apps Have Default Icon Superimposed!!!

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  • Started 1 year ago by pikov
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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pikov
Posts: 6

Default Win 7 Icon superimposed on CCleaner Icon

This superposition occurs on every program shortcut on my desktop!

I restored to several days before this appeared, to no avail.

Any suggestions on removing the extra icon?

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Try this
http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....build.html

Posted 1 year ago
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pikov
Posts: 6

Thanks, but I had done that before I did a System Restore and it made no difference.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lampies23
Posts: 8

Well had had that problem a few times, backup format and reload resolved mine. Let me know if you find a solution please

Posted 1 year ago
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pikov
Posts: 6

:-) I'm an avowed software junkie so it will take me days to reinstall all my programs.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

as an avowed software junkie, why did you not image on a regular basis? Then you will not have to spend days to reinstall!

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Looks to me like an errant shortcut arrow. See if doing some of the things in this article will help. How to Change, Remove, or Restore the Windows 7 Shortcut Arrow Overlay Icon

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pikov
Posts: 6

Good question! I need to do that. Any suggestions?

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Use MacriumReflect to do an image backup regularly if that is what you mean.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Try this,
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=12

Posted 1 year ago
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pikov
Posts: 6

I tried Lighthouse's suggestion first. When I looked at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons], "29" had a value that was a path to a nonexistent file!

I replaced it with a 5x5 empty.ico but that didn't really help except that it made me go back further and see Xhi's suggestion. Installing the Vista Shortcut Manager allowed me to have my icons back!!

Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

You didn't follow my instructions to the letter.

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