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Posted on 06-04-07 12:42
Some of the icons on my start menu have disappeared. I have tried removing the items from the menu, but they still come back with broken icons. I have used the TuneUP utilities icon repair thingy, but that didn't help either.

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Any ideas on how to fix it?


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Posted on 06-04-07 13:20
They're not shortcuts that I added, so there is no Properties option. Whenever I right click on "Run" for example, the only right-click option is "Run".

What's the point of scribbling over something if I tell you what it is Pfft

I've looked in shell32.dll and the icons are in there, but I have no way to change the icons of the broken shortcuts.

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Posted on 06-04-07 13:57
Found a forum where it looks like someone else has your problem:

http://groups.goo. . .1d8df93845

Apparently, TweakUI has a utility to rebuild/repair icons. Wouldn't know because I don't use it, but I've heard it has some other good uses, too.



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Posted on 06-04-07 15:36
Tried TweakUI, didn't fix it Frown


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Posted on 06-04-07 15:50
Did you try...

SFC /scannow

...at a command prompt? You'd need your XP CD.

It will restore system files.

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You could also try deleting your iconcache.db file. Do a search for it, back it up somewhere (just in case), then delete it and restart your computer. It should automatically recreate itself and restore your default icons.





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Posted on 06-04-07 16:13
I've made lots of (harmless) changes to system files (reshacking them to change strings etc.), so I can't easily do the first option, but I'll try the iconcache thing next time I reboot.