October 21st, 2011, 12:20 PM
[RESOLVED] Google Chrome Desktop Icon Changed to Generic
I have installed Googel Chrome which was fine, until an hour ago the desktop icon changed into the generic icon with folded corner, and nothing I can do can get it back. I have even removed Chrome (the desktop icon disappeared) and reinstalled it, but the problem persists - still a generic icon.
Trying to create a new icon simply creates another generic one.
Clicking on the generic icon runs the pogram normally.
Can a kind person help me overcome this?
EDIT: DONE IT! For benefit of others right click on icon > properties > change icon > select an icon
Last edited by Steve R Jones; October 22nd, 2011 at 04:54 AM.
October 21st, 2011, 12:32 PM
Did you try using Windows' "System Restore" to roll Windows back to a previous state?
October 22nd, 2011, 05:41 AM
No, as I say, that was not necessary.
Originally Posted by SpywareDr
October 22nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
Good to hear you got it figured out. Thanks for posting back.
December 8th, 2012, 05:55 AM
I realize that this is an old thread but I was looking for a solution to this problem and resolved it a little differently.
I saw the shortcut icon which reminded me that this was just a link to an actual program residing elsewhere. I right clicked the generic shortcut icon and chose "Open File Location". This took me directly to the Chrome.exe file which had the "chrome ball" logo intact. I right clicked chrome.exe and selected "Send To Desktop" which made a shortcut with the correct icon. I then deleted the generic one.
December 8th, 2012, 05:58 AM
Just another way to do it. The first way is pretty easy though and it looks like you have multiple icon choices.
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