Exe icons not displaying

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xsyntryk

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I recently installed a dozen or so small games I had on CD onto my new Dell with Vista Home Premium 32bit and noticed today that half the shortcut icons are displaying one of the default icon pictures (the one windows associates with unknown file types usually) instead of the one for the exe's. When I browse to the exe files they aren't displaying their icons either although when I open properties for them the icons are there in the upper left. I've searched the web and could only find one solution using TweakUI but that was for XP and won't work for me. Anybody have any idea how to go about correcting this? It's not a huge deal but it's a minor annoyance.
 

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Are these the Desktop icons or the icons shown when viewing the listing in Windows Explorer?
 

xsyntryk

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Both the desktop shortcut icons and the exe files themselves in windows explorer.
 

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These older programs may NOT be fully Vista compliant and this may be a small side affect.
 
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Same problem here. Most of my desktop icons are fine, but my SIS files are now only showing as a small blank, and not the correct icon, which is the Nokia mobile phone Sis file default.

Anyone help?
 
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