Generic icons for some programs in start menu and taskbar RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I had this same problem with the RC but it just went away one day.

    Anyway, certain programs (seems to be random) will lose their icons and display the generic windows shortcut icon. Right now I have outlook 2007 (start menu and taskbar), Malwarebytes, PDF Xchange, and Codestuff Starter all displaying generic icons.

    When I check the programs' properties, the icons are diplayed, they just don't show up in the start menu and the taskbar.

    The only "solution" I've found so far was to use explorer to view the startmenu and then individually change the icon for each program that is giving me trouble and the change it again to its original icon but that's not much of a solution.

    I've taken a couple of screenshots, hopefully the links to Flickr work here:


    Saturday, August 8, 2009 5:08 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I had the same issue, try unpinning the program from the taskbar. This change my Icons back.
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:47 PM
  • This works for me.


    Monday, September 13, 2010 3:37 PM