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  #1  
Old April 6th 12, 05:14 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi

I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs

In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.

But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.

Anybody know anything about this ?

Maybe even what to do about it ?


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Asger-P
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  #2  
Old April 6th 12, 07:22 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Gene E. Bloch[_5_]
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi


I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs


In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories


In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.


But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.


Anybody know anything about this ?


Maybe even what to do about it ?


Use another editor?

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


  #3  
Old April 6th 12, 07:39 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi Gene

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi


I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs


In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories


In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.


But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.


Anybody know anything about this ?


Maybe even what to do about it ?


Use another editor?


This is not about the editor, it is the same in all my file open dialogs
no matter what program I try.

I just gave the WordPad recipe so that anybody willing to try and confirm
could do so without to much trouble.

--
Best regards
Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
  #4  
Old April 6th 12, 07:58 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jeff Layman
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

On 06/04/2012 19:39, Asger Joergensen wrote:
Hi Gene

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi


I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs


In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories


In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.


But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.


Anybody know anything about this ?


Maybe even what to do about it ?


Use another editor?


This is not about the editor, it is the same in all my file open dialogs
no matter what program I try.

I just gave the WordPad recipe so that anybody willing to try and confirm
could do so without to much trouble.


Does this help?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

--

Jeff
  #5  
Old April 6th 12, 10:45 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi Jeff

Jeff Layman wrote:


Does this help?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html


No, unfortunately not.
And the bat file which i tried doesn't restart my win 7, not a problem
though, Ctrl+Alt+Del still works.

Thanks for trying though.

--
Best regards
Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
  #6  
Old April 7th 12, 10:41 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jeff Layman
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

On 06/04/2012 22:45, Asger Joergensen wrote:
Hi Jeff

Jeff Layman wrote:


Does this help?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html


No, unfortunately not.
And the bat file which i tried doesn't restart my win 7, not a problem
though, Ctrl+Alt+Del still works.

Thanks for trying though.


If all else fails, you can always try sfc /scannow to fix any system
files which have become corrupted (this was mentioned in the original link).
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-checker.html

Hope it works.

--

Jeff
  #7  
Old April 6th 12, 08:15 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Gene E. Bloch[_5_]
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi Gene


Gene E. Bloch wrote:


On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi


I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs
In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.
But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.
Anybody know anything about this ?


Maybe even what to do about it ?


Use another editor?


This is not about the editor, it is the same in all my file open dialogs
no matter what program I try.


I just gave the WordPad recipe so that anybody willing to try and confirm
could do so without to much trouble.


OK, I'm sorry I misunderstood. I thought you meant every time you use
WordPad's Open dialog :-)

I was about to suggest finding a tool to clear the icon cache, but
after a moment's thought, I believe that relates only to desktop icons.

I also just realized that you refer to the "Shell". That would imply to
me the Command Window (by analogy to its meaning in Unix), and there
are no icons there. Do you mean Windows Explorer?

Anyway, I just looked here (also Win 7 64-bit), and my icons are the
same in Windows Explorer as in WordPad's Open dialog. That verifies
that something is different about your system, but I have no idea what
would cause that. I wish I could help.

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


  #8  
Old April 6th 12, 08:19 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Gene E. Bloch[_5_]
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

On 4/06/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi Gene


Gene E. Bloch wrote:


On 4/06/2012, Asger Joergensen posted:
Hi

I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs In
Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories In that
folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc. But on my Window 7 64 sp1.
five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are
there. Anybody know anything about this ?

Maybe even what to do about it ?

Use another editor?


This is not about the editor, it is the same in all my file open dialogs
no matter what program I try.


I just gave the WordPad recipe so that anybody willing to try and confirm
could do so without to much trouble.


OK, I'm sorry I misunderstood. I thought you meant every time you use
WordPad's Open dialog :-)


I was about to suggest finding a tool to clear the icon cache, but after a
moment's thought, I believe that relates only to desktop icons.


I also just realized that you refer to the "Shell". That would imply to me
the Command Window (by analogy to its meaning in Unix), and there are no
icons there. Do you mean Windows Explorer?


Anyway, I just looked here (also Win 7 64-bit), and my icons are the same in
Windows Explorer as in WordPad's Open dialog. That verifies that something is
different about your system, but I have no idea what would cause that. I wish
I could help.


After pressing Send, I noticed Jeff Layman's post.

He points to a method to rebuild the icon cache, which also seems to
imply that my remark about Desktop icons is wrong. I hope the ideas in
that link (which I'm about to bookmark!) work.

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


  #9  
Old April 6th 12, 10:42 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi Gene

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

After pressing Send, I noticed Jeff Layman's post.

He points to a method to rebuild the icon cache, which also seems to imply that
my remark about Desktop icons is wrong. I hope the ideas in that link (which I'm
about to bookmark!) work.


Unfortunately that didn't fix my problem, but again there is nothing
wrong in the explorer, it is only in the file open dialogs.

--
Best regards
Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
  #10  
Old April 7th 12, 05:21 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi Gene

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

Anyway, I just looked here (also Win 7 64-bit), and my icons are the same in
Windows Explorer as in WordPad's Open dialog. That verifies that something is
different about your system, but I have no idea what would cause that. I wish I
could help.


Well I just found that if I, in the program that I'm writing, turn of
the wow64FsRedirection, I can get the right icons for my program, so
I guess something is messed up on my system when it comes to this
redirection between 64 and 32 bit locations.

Anybody have a clue where I might have messed up my system ?

Thanks in advance
Best regards
Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
  #11  
Old April 7th 12, 07:16 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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"Asger Joergensen" wrote in message ...
Hi Gene

Gene E. Bloch wrote:

Anyway, I just looked here (also Win 7 64-bit), and my icons are the same in
Windows Explorer as in WordPad's Open dialog. That verifies that something is
different about your system, but I have no idea what would cause that. I wish I
could help.


Well I just found that if I, in the program that I'm writing, turn of
the wow64FsRedirection, I can get the right icons for my program, so
I guess something is messed up on my system when it comes to this
redirection between 64 and 32 bit locations.

Anybody have a clue where I might have messed up my system ?


If you are writing programs and testing them on your Win7
installation I don't see how anybody else but you can know
what you've done to mess up your system.



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Old April 7th 12, 12:44 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Dave-UK
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"Asger Joergensen" wrote in message ...
Hi

I have a problem with some missing icons in all my file open dialogs

In Wordpad's open dialog I select to see all files *.*
and then I browse to this path:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

In that folder there is: MsPaint, SoundRecorder etc.

But on my Window 7 64 sp1. five of those shortcuts are showing the default
program icon eg: SoundRecorder, Sticky Notes etc..
If I browse to the same path in the Shell all the correct icons are there.

Anybody know anything about this ?

Maybe even what to do about it ?


When you are in Wordpad and you browse to the Accessories folder, if you right-click the icon
for the Sound Recorder and select 'Properties' and select the Shortcut tab you should see this
path in the Target:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SoundRecorder.exe

If you click on the 'Change Icon...' button you should see the same path
in the 'Look for icons in this file' box.
Below that should be the mic icon.
MsPaint has this path: %windir%\system32\mspaint.exe
Snipping Tool has this path: %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe
Is that what you see?


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Old April 7th 12, 09:25 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi Dave

Dave-UK wrote:

When you are in Wordpad and you browse to the Accessories folder, if you
right-click the icon
for the Sound Recorder and select 'Properties' and select the Shortcut tab you
should see this path in the Target:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SoundRecorder.exe


Yes.

If you click on the 'Change Icon...' button you should see the same path
in the: 'Look for icons in this file' box.


I don't get the chance, because when I click "Change Icon" the system tells me
that it could not open C:\Windows\System32\SoundRecorder.exe.
Which of course, is not true, it should have said:
"Could not find any icons in C:\Windows\System32\SoundRecorder.exe".
Which is the case the programs that don't show icons, don't have their icons
in the exe file and I don't know in which file I can find those icons.

Below that should be the mic icon.


No, not if the system can't find it.

MsPaint has this path: %windir%\system32\mspaint.exe

MsPaint is fine, it have icons in it's exe file.

Snipping Tool has this path: %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe
Is that what you see?


Yes and No. I see the path but I don't see the icon.
Snipping Tool looks the same as SoundRecorder.

Thanks for trying

--
Best regards
Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
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Old April 7th 12, 10:50 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Dave-UK
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?


"Asger Joergensen" wrote in message ...
Hi Dave

Dave-UK wrote:

When you are in Wordpad and you browse to the Accessories folder, if you
right-click the icon
for the Sound Recorder and select 'Properties' and select the Shortcut tab you
should see this path in the Target:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SoundRecorder.exe


Yes.

If you click on the 'Change Icon...' button you should see the same path
in the: 'Look for icons in this file' box.


I don't get the chance, because when I click "Change Icon" the system tells me
that it could not open C:\Windows\System32\SoundRecorder.exe.


What is the exact wording of the error message ?
Try Googling the exact phrase.


  #15  
Old April 7th 12, 07:20 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Asger Joergensen
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Default Missing shortcut icons can anybody confirm ?

Hi again

I think I solved it now.

The problem only exist in the open dialog, when starting it
from a 32 bit application.
And before you ask, yes I was running the 32 bit version of wordpad.
If I start the 64 bit version of wordpad the problem does
not exist.

Thanks for all Your help.


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Asger-P
http://Asger-P.dk/software
Quick Launch is a must try.
 




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