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How to change icons of Windows 10 apps?

Q: How to change icons of Windows 10 apps?

Anybody knows how to change icons of pinned Windows 10 apps (on taskbar) like Flipboard, Mail, Shazam, Dropbox, etc?

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A: How to change icons of Windows 10 apps?

Follow (eg - File Explorer) Left click on Icon then left click File Explorer then click Properties then click Change Icon >

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Hello, when i first got my compute i installed a custom theme changing basically evrything about my computer and its apearence on the desktop. This includes the icons as well. When i tried to revert back to the original windows 7 icons it seems that this theme (which is third party I should mention has changed their icons to the default ones) has made the their icons the default. I was wondering if their is a way to get the original windows 7 icons back.
Thanks

A:Can't Change Back to Default Windows 7 Icons from another Themes Icons

Try this: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Hello friends, I encounter this problem on my operating system.
It has happened with different PC's
Any solution?

Image :

http://i.imgur.com/fioNIoY.png

A:Windows 10 Apps Blank Icons

How do the menu tiles look like in Start screen ?

Do they work if you click at them ?

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Hello !
Apps icons do not appear in Windows 10 start menu also disappear and icons from the taskbar.

It really is annoying. Can you help me ?

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hi
I cant see icon of metro in taskbar of windows 8.1

A:i cant see icons of metro apps in taskbar of windows 8.1

Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

A:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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On my Surface 3 Pro, in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (tech preview), my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

I am betting it has something to do with a group policy. But I can't find anyone else out there with this problem. I've reimaged the device, upgraded from 8 -> 8.1 -> 10. Nothing has changed.
When I first got the Surface - it all worked great. I could see the icons fine. As soon as I joined the device to our corporate domain, that is when the problem started happening. I have tried connecting to the internet from home (thinking it was a network/firewall issue at work) but that did not solve it.

See the attached screenshot (it's a screenshot of Windows 10 - but the same thing was happening in Windows 8 and 8.1). It does this for any of the "apps".

Any ideas what group policies might affect this? Any other ideas?

Dan

A:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Most of the apps icons on my Start Screen have gone blank...just colored tiles with nothing in it. No name, no live update, nothing. What is going on???

A:Apps Icons have gone blank on start screen in Windows 8

Run sfc /scannow to try to repair the system. Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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On my ASUS N550, Windows 8.1, my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

It was working before and all of sudden, it stopped working! To start with, I thought it was the graphic card driver and I did all the updates but it didnt work.

In case you need to know; my computer is not connected with any business policy, I am just using my hotmail account.

Many thanks

Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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I used to be able to and I had my defaults all set... now, since I accidentally pressed reset to defaults, I need to set it back to my previous programs. I can't do this. It simply won't let me. I'm in the right location to set the apps but selecting an app in the drop down does absolutely nothing. I click on a default app and it opens up a window with all options for that app. I click something on that window and it closes the window, doing nothing. The system settings window does not close or crash, it just doesn't do anything. I'm really frustrated because as a result of this I cannot view photos, mp3 files, videos and cannot open hyperlinks.

I've tried:
Restarting
Anything I can find on the first 10 pages of google when searching for the issue

A:Windows 10 won't let me change default apps no matter what.

I cleared up the problem I had by removing my microsoft (hotmail) login. I am now logged in locally only and I can change the default apps through the settings window.

Another workaround I've seen (probably on this site) is to use control panel/default programs area although it's not as convenient as the settings/apps area..

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Hi there

If you wish to create easily custom desktop Icons from images captured then you can use the LAST FREE VERSION of ICOFX (It Used to be freeware - everybody seems to be trying to Monetise every possible item now -but the last FREE version is still available and the paid version doesn't really have much to offer if you just want to create ICONS).

Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

@Brink - I added a question in your tutorial about How to create the ICONS for Metro apps as you used Custom ZIP one in your example -- perhaps you could delete the remark or refer to the above program which does it easily

1) For Metro simply open the tile and press PRT SCREEN before the application starts
2) Paste to ms WORD / WORDPAD (Standard comes with Windows enter WORDPAD in the Start box)
3) Use Snipping tool to select a reasonable rectangle of the ICON and save as PNG file
4) Import into the ICOFX program - Will create Icon for you
5) Save as .ICO file
6) Now ready to use in Windows.
Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all,
we are a Company with 1000 Clients and plan to switch to Windows 10, but we have great problems to change FileExts per Script.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts
most of the keys User have DENY right!!!!
now we can't Import the Keys?
same Problem with DISM (Export, Import)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825038.aspx
our Users are not local Administrators!



Chris

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I just reset Windows and during the set-up I clicked on the Accept apps from Windows store only. That is causing me problems now and I would like to reverse that setting. I can't figure out how. Help please.TY

Windows 10, Creators Update(I think)
 

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I have upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and been using it for the last week now with no problems.
Today, during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart.
Once it restarted it updated and booted fine.
However after the update I realized that my start menu stopped working.
If I press it nothing shows up. It is the same with my search menu.
Also none of my taskbar icons will work like the volume and notifications.
I have searched the internet and tried all the solutions provided like windows powershell and uninstalling antivirus and restarting explorer but nothing seems to work for me.
I can't reformat and clean install at the moment because it's really inconvenient for me and have some important files and big programs that I can't back up.

Can anyone please provide me a solution for this bug?
Is there anyway I can reinstall the last update again manually?
Or if I revert back to win 8.1 would this problem still persist?
I can't afford to lose anything since I am away and need my computer for work.

A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
In the window that opens click on 'View installed updates'
Click on the updates you want to uninstall and Bob's your auntie's live-in lover!

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One of the most noticeable interface tweaks in Windows 8 is the proliferation of ribbon menus through Windows Explorer. The ribbon interface adds a host of new buttons to the Windows Explorer menu, which makes it quite easy to navigate. Ok that, if you are a customization enthusiasts, you may like to customize the ribbon menu. Here is how to change the icons on the Windows 8 Explorer with a free tool Ribbon Icons Customizer.



Source

A Guy

A:Ribbon Icons Customizer Change Windows 8 Explorer Ribbon Icons easil

Nice Fine A Guy!!
Thank You
Shon John Xander

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Like in windows 7 you could change icons for folders like control panel and etc how do I do this in windows 8?

A:How do I change icons in windows 8?

Open explorer, right-click, select view, and make your selection. 

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helo, i install windows 7 ultimate few months ago. have SP1 and all windows updates. few days ago i notice my icon on desktop change its look (look of excel files and some icons are in rectangle) as you can see in screenshot. i didnt change anything myself. why did it change?
i scan it with avast free antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HijackThis and everything is fine.

A:windows 7 change look of icons

Hello Juuki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type (file extension) of files is affected by this?

For now, you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Forum !

I want to change all of my Windows 7 Icons - folders, computer drive, live folders, etc... I know there is a program called Stardock IconPackager... but I do not want to use any programs. I would like to do it manually. I googled how to do it manually and saw a trick in the registry that I can do to help me change the icons but there are only some youtube videos showing how to change folders, and drives but not like Icons in the Control Panel, icons in the Library, etc. Any complete guide or video showing how to ? The youtube videos that I watched I have success, but not every video is there to show you how to change all the icons in your Windows 7. So any help would be much appreciated.

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Hey. I know this question has sort of been asked before, but the question is not exactly what I want to do.

First off, I have tried so many programs to change the icons in the following files:
imageres.dll
shell32.dll
I have tried to edit both of them in these folders, the System32, and the SysWOW64 folder with no success.

I have tried using Microangelo, Axialis IconWorkshop Resource Hacker and Restorator, non of them could save over the files.

I have taken owner and granted my self full permission of the files, still nothing.

I have managed to edit my icons to be what I want, but not the way I wanted to. The way I did it was with Stardock's IconPackager, but I don't know how it works, because it did not edit those dll files.

Here are some questions I have.
Do I have to edit both of the files that are in the System32 folder and the SysWOW64 folder for all the icons to be changed?

How do I edit these icons and put the icons that I want in? I need the .dll file to be modified so when I put it in my Windows 7 customized install disk, the icons will be how I want them.

So is there a program that I can use so I can edit all the icons and save them all I want without a problem?

Thanks.
Metroidn1f

A:How To Change All Windows 7 Icons

When editing the icons in the dll files, save the output as dll file in somewhere like desktop, and then replace the original with the modded one .

Edit all icons in such as imageres.dll , save the result as imageres.dll in desktop, and now replace the imageres.dll in system32 with the imageres.dll in desktop . When done, rebuild your icon cache .

This process works for me .

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Hi
My friend was using my DELL 14R and she did something and my laptop automatically gives any .exe file an adobe reader icon. When i click on it it opens normally but the lack of icons is causing chaos so please help me fast

A:Help please, Need to change windows 7 icons to default

Hi try this Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon - Windows 7 Forums
or system restore to a point prior to the change

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So my question is about how to change an icon in Windows 8.
All I've really seen is how to change icons of folders, and icons of file types, but is it possible to change a single file's icon?

For example, let's say I have a recorded .mp3. I want to change that .mp3's icon to something different than just the normal .mp3 icon
one of these guys. Is it possible to change only the icon of one specific file?

A:Question - How to change icons in Windows 8

Such files display icons of the default programs used to open them with.

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So I've seen a lot of posts on this subject but the thing I can't find is how to use one from a png or other file format

it looks as if it HAS to be in dll format, but I have an image that is a png that I want to use for a library icon, but I don't know how to tell windows that's the image I want since it's not a dll

can anyone direct me to somewhere I can see how to take a png and turn it into something I can use to make an icon for my library, thanks!

A:Change windows 7 library icons

Hello MaTax91, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Actually you would need a 256x256 pixel ICO file to use. If you like, you could ZIP your PNG and upload the ZIP in a reply post here. Afterwards, I would be happy to convert it into a 256x256 ICO file for you, and post it back in a ZIP. You could then use the tutorial below with step 5 to use the ICO file.

Libraries Icons - Change

Hope this help,
Shawn

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I can't find the locations. Someone who Knows?

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Hey guys, I was wondering if its possible to change the actual colour "icons" under colour and appearance, since i'm trying to transform windows 8 RTM into the consumer preview.  I'm fine with replacing .dll files.

A:Change windows 8 colour pallete icons?

This is how I would like them to look:

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This may be the dumbest thing to even ask, but here goes.
If someone has added a file to a folder on my desktop can the folder change colors or Icons?
Example: I want an itinerary from each salesman. I walk in my office look at the computer and the folder on my desktop still yellow. Go to lunch, return I see it has turned red. This let's me know I need to open the folder and see who has given their itinerary.

I know this is dumb, but i just thought I would ask,
Michael.
 

A:change windows icons when sometihng is added

There is a program you can use to change folder colors. Check it out. The only thing is, it doesn't do it automatically.

http://www.eriversoft.com/
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 255 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
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How to change shortcut icons on Start menu in Windows 10? I made these shortcuts from Internet sites. On desktop they look good, their icons can be changed, but as soon as I pin them to Start, they turn into Chrome icons (there's the browser where I created the shortcuts).
 

A:Change icons in Windows 10 Start menu

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Microsoft placed horrible icons for tiles like "Store", "Camera", "Mail" , "Messaging", "videos" and "Music".

Is there a way to put high resolution icons for these tiles?
Thanks in advance.

A:Is there a way to change the Icons of Metro Tiles in Windows 8?

I have one method, but I don't really know IF and HOW it works with RP/RTM. Try it yourself:
Hack the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Tiles, Icons, and Pictures | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial

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Hi
Is there a possibility to change space between icons in windows explorer. I wanted to make it shorter, like in Windows XP. Can you help? I added an imge to show what space I think about.

A:Change space between icons in Windows Explorer

Hello Yaroray, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You should be able to use the Advanced Apearance settings to adjust this. Adjusting the Icon Spacing (horizontal) and Icon Spacing (vertical) item's size should do it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I've just installed a fresh version of Windows 8.1 that has some modified icons that I really don't like. I want the default icons back, at least the folders icon, how to change the icons back to default? Thank you.

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I have two icons that I want to assign to two folders. Unfortunately, something has gone wrong. Let me explain what happened step by step:

1. I have two folders: "A" and "B".
2. I have two icons (.ico files): "A" and "B".
3. I place icon "A" in folder "A" and icon "B" in folder "B".
4. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
5. I notice that I've switched the icons around.
6. I move icon "A" to folder "B" and icon "B" to folder "A".
7. I rename icon "A" to "B" and icon "B" to "A".
8. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
9. I notice that I still get to see the switched-around icons that I assigned in step 4 in the large and extra large icon views. In the smaller views the folder icons are now correct.

Here's what I did to try solve this problem:

- Follow two tutorials: Icon Cache - Rebuild and Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8 (for .ico files).
- Remove the icon cache using the Disk Cleanup utility.
- Run "sfc /scannow" and "chkdsk /f /r".
- Run CCleaner to cleanup the registry and manually remove some registry keys that I pinpointed by looking for the registry keys that change when I assign an icon to a folder.
- Restart the computer and the "explorer.exe&... Read more

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Hello! So I just signed up here because I'm desperate and don't know what to do.


So basically, I thought the windows 10 default folder icons were pretty bland and ugly so I decided to change them. I read that you could change your default icons by going into to registry and I did just that. Long story short, it didn't work so i deleted the registry folder that I had just created, like they said you could. I was very careful (or so I think) to not touch anything else


But now I'm worried I might have messed up somewhere because now I can't change icons for some of the folders I use. Not sure if this was a problem before that I didn't notice or if it's due to me messing around with things I don't understand.


As things are now, I can change icons for folders that I created but the folders that came with the system (like documents, music, movies, downloads etc) I'm currently unable to change. The thing is, I was able to change the folder icons just a while ago, so I changed them all by right clicking on the folder, choosing properties and then changing the icon, and that worked fine. Then I decided to just use the default icons anyway but I was only able to switch back some of them, and some of those now had the wrong folder icon. My "downloads" folder is just a blank white space for example and I'm unable to change it.

To show an example (I'm sorry the text is in swedish I hope you can somewhat understand):

Properties for an ordinary folder... Read more

A:Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons

Hi, whenever you are about to make changes to your registry, back up beforehand. So you now know that and I'll show you an excellent way to rescue yourself in future.

First, do you have System Restore turned on (it's off by default in '10), and do you have any useful restore points?
Second, have you made a system image using Windows Backup and Restore or do you use disk imaging?

Either of those could let you restore your PC to a point before you made these changes- hopefully System Restore would protect enough to reverse your changes.

Please advise.

If you can't do that, and you are convinced there is a problem, then you may have two options, assuming you've not done some damage to the registry.

1. If you create a new user account for test purposes, do your folders look normal?

2. If not, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install.
I will provide the instructions if necessary when you have replied.

Please post back and advise on these points.

I can also tell you how to achieve this quite easily and relatively safely:
Now here's the backup method we strongly recommend:
Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

You can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also... Read more

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How do I change the way active/open taskbar icons look? I want to get rid of the blurred box around the icons and have a different effect such as a small indicator light under them to let me know they're open. Is that possible?

A:Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7

I use classic theme though that sounds like a great idea... I doubt this can be done via any ico file or what have you. Would require a custom theme or third party application. I found another thread on here that asked the question. This is apparently controlled by DWM, and the closest thing you can do is a use a coloured theme and the blur will be a different shade of what ever colour you chose. The last thread was in mention of modifying the contrast here: How to change colors icons from the taskbar ?

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How do I change the font size of my desktop icons in Windows 10 ?

In old versions of Windows you could do that thru Control Panel\Display\Appearance

But i don't see that in Windows 10

Anyone know how to do it ?

Thank You.

A:How Do I Change the Font Size Of My Desktop Icons In Windows 10 ?

Right click on an empty space on the Windows 10 desktop, right Mouse-Button. And select "View"!

And now you can change the Windows-10 Desktop icon size:

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So I recently restored my computer and went to install all possible updates and now pinned taskbar icons can't be changed. I think it has to do with an update released sometime in the past month or two because I noticed my family computer also has this problem. So I restored mine back to factory and can change icons once again. I didn't install/modify anything apart from windows updates. Is anyone else experiencing this?

A:Taskbar Icons Won't Change (Suspect a Windows Update)

I've not experienced this, nor heard of anyone else who has. Do you mean the icons for the loaded windows lined up on the Taskbar, or the icons of the programs showing within the System Tray?

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i need to get to the same functionality as i did in Windows 7:
Personalization>Windows color and appearance>Advanced appearance settings, where I can set the font style along with bold and italic. i have searched extensively without success.

A:How do i change the font/style of desktop icons for Windows 10?

I just installed Win 10. I can go to Control Panel, Fonts, Change Font Size, and then change font text size for desktop icons, menus, etc..

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hi there

i start to get really weird problem lately...

the Explorer toolbar of windows 7 sometimes show me different icons only in progrems that use admin rights, relate to windows, use..java? o_O

it show the icons of the last progrem i used, like if i will enter to Utorrent window, then i will see it icon on the next progrem i will try to launch like Windows defender.. (only in progrems that use admin rights, relate to windows, and use Java, games and etc not effect by that).

however when i restart my pc the problem is fixed.. till i open progrems like Jdownloader or progrem that use Java (i think... i not test it many times yet..), or wait really alot of time when the pc is on... there is a small chance that it come from some filters or codecs because i watch animes really alot and use CCCP codec pack...

this problem happend to me long time ago and was fixed by itself.. i also format since then so i thought it was gone for good...

anyone know how to fix it? O_o

*i attach two pics , and btw i have Hebrew language OS so don't panic when you see the desktop from right to left instead of left to right ^^

A:Weird problem, explorer toolbar icons sometimes change to other icons

Hello egozi44

You could try this see if that helps the mystery of changing icons - Icon Cache - Rebuild

Danny

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Hi All,

Wondering if you can offer me some pointers here......

Brink put together an excellent tutorial on this process for Windows 7 (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tom-icons.html) and with some adaption for the revisions to the Metadata Authoring Wizard contained in the Windows 10 Drivers Kit I have already customised my device icons and even provided some (limited) assistance to others grappling with the task (iPhone shown as Unspecified in Devices and Printers).

All that is, with a couple of pesky exceptions namely the main system icon which remains set at it's somewhat bland generic Windows 10 image and I am at a loss as to how to change it to a more representative custom image....

Secondly, the (ugly) generic icon representing the WiFi Gigabit Router (always shown under the custom name assigned to my network) is inaccessible ("greyed out") such that selecting properties (right click) and bring up the properties dialogue offers the usual "General", "Hardware" and "UPnP" tabs but the "Properties" button on the "Hardware" tab is "greyed out" and thus non of the required Hardware ID's can be accessed.

Returning to the "System" icon customisation I am able to access the Properties and from the Hardware Tab to select "ACPI x64-based PC" from a very comprehensive "System Devices" list and then to select the "Properties" button and from the resulting "... Read more

A:Change Device Icons with Custom Icons - Devices & Printers

....Just realised meant to include a shot of the Devices & Printers folder icons:

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I removed the Windows Apps (3D Builder, Groovy etc.) using PowerShell and Remove-AppxPackage / Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage on our Windows 10 machines (64bit, some Home, some Pro) at home.

This worked satisfying enough, but for some (very few) local users the start menu entries for those apps are not removed. I refer to "All Apps" (the A-Z list of all apps).

Situation is like this:
application is removed (checked with Get-Appxpackage in Powershell)start menu still refers to the Windows Apps with the text entry; it does not show the icon, but a coloured rectangle (sized like an icon)application cannot be started through this icon (as it is uninstalled)
(Screenshot shows the Maps (german: Karten) and Contacts (german: Kontakte) "icons")

I checked the usual places:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
but of course there are no links to those Windows Apps.

Does anybody have a hint how to remove these orphan "icons" from the start menu (A-Z list)?
What makes Windows show those entries in the start menu's A-Z list?

Thanks for any hint.
Mario

A:Removing Windows Apps sometimes leaves orphan "icons" in the startmenu

Read the thread below and you'll be able to get rid of them

Solved Removing dead icons from Start menu All Apps - Windows 10 Forums

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Friends I need your help.
I have one [and only one] Windows 8.1 laptop system in a production environment that insists on randomly rearranging desktop icons. There are 2 other laptops in the same office, configured in much the same fashion, plugged into large desktop monitors the same way, that do not exhibit this evil vile behavior. I don't know what is causing it nor how to remedy.

none of the three has dedicated GPU: all are recent vintage systems using variants of intel HD "gpu"s: one lenovo, one hp, one acer [the troubled one]. the only diff is that the problem laptop gets picked up and taken away sometimes. I noticed myself that if I open the lid and boot up the system I'll get a different look to the desktop than when plugged in to the monitor [other than the obvious scaling adjustments]. Icons will move and change appearance, sometimes scaling differently than other times. there is NO auto-arranging selected, no snap to grid. like most people, the user very much needs to set the icons manually and have them remain stable.

any ideas what is going on or how to remedy?

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Hello! Yes, I'm a newbie and a numpty. This place looks wonderful! I hope you can help me.

Here's what happened: I reinstalled Windows for my sister, who is visually impaired. I just installed Windows XP Pro. Just finished it, and then handed it over to her, to customize her settings. Since she has bad vision, she usually lowers the resolution down to 800x600 and has the font size and title bar sizes larger. Well as soon as I left her alone with her computer, she messed up the windows or icon settings so bad, so everything is HUGE. Everything is so huge, that (what should be) small menus now fill the whole screen. We can't get to the part of the preferences window to change the resolution to something higher, and we can't get to anywhere (that we know of) to change anything back to something resembling normal. Basically, we can't do anything anymore.

I know I can reinstall Windows XP all over again, but since I JUST DID THAT I'd like to avoid having to do it all over again. Is there some way to reset the preferences, without having to reinstall the whole operating system for something so seemingly idiotic? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:All icons/windows too large, cannot reset or change preferences to smaller size

get into "safe mode" hold F8 key down soon as pc starts to reboot highlight top menu when the safe mode window opens tap enter once in safe mode boot up, you should be able to access the resolution settings and reset those..to the one you require..
 

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Hi,

I am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?

Regards,

Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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How to Change all my program Icons back to the Program Icon. Now they are ALL Google Crome icons and I'm Not sure why.
They are LNK extentions
Don Mc D

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Don't know what you call the screen that shows up when you do a left click on the Windows icon on the main screen and a large box opens up with a bunch of little boxes of apps/programs that I have set up and use for quick access.
Anyway, the programs and the names are there that open the programs but the icons that used to be there associated with the programs are all gone.
How can I get them back?
thanks

A:most used apps icons

Try this: Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10

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Hi
I have a Windows 8.1 x64 and for some time (I guess after the Update 1) my apps have no icon in the taskbar
as you can see from the picture the exe files missing icons too and notifications are not working as well
removing and installing again didn't help and some of these apps i installed recently
any help would be appreciated

A:All Apps missing Icons

no answers huh?
guess i'll have to reinstall windows

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3034 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 283 GB (188 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7J7M
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Yesterday I ran the "Recovery and reset " programme on my laptop, after the programme ran and Windows was re-installed a list of apps had been removed, all of the desk top icons have been altered .... the web site name still remains, but the icons are all now what I presume are in default mode. The Dell Dock is missing and clicking on the icon I get a notification that the path does not exist ?. I think that I have really goofed this time !, is there a way to restore the apps and icons ?.
Thank you
 

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Does missing icons of apps disappearing due to connectivity issues? They often appear again after about ten minutes from start up.
Using a HTC desire HD with froyo software/android
 

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