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Solved: Program Icons Replaced by Generic Icon

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jimcrockett, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. jimcrockett

    jimcrockett Thread Starter

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    Windows 7, Home Premium edition

    I was experimenting with DPI Scaling and changed from 125% to 150%. Didn't like that so returned to 125% and when I returned to the desktop, all of the program icons had a generic icon that appears to be overlaid. Haven't been able to find anything to return the icons to normal.

    Looks like this: [​IMG]

    Would like to go back to the program icons. Any help would be appreciated.

    Jim
     
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    Phantom010, I tried deleting the IconCache.db file, as you suggested. No change, still have the overlaid generic icons.

    Thanks for your response, though.

    Jim
     
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    You hit the nail on the head - it is definitely a problem with Icon Overlays, which I had never heard of before. I followed the suggested procedure and, although the 29 key value was different in Win7 (empty.ico.0 vs noicon.ico for Vista), when I deleted the key and rebooted the pc, the icons now display correctly. Very strange problem!

    Thanks again for your help. Don't know that I would ever have found it just searching.
     
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    You're welcome! (y)
     
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