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    Some program icons missing from Taskbar

    A few weeks ago, I noticed that the typical icon for my PaintShop Pro 9 changed, both in the taskbar and in the Start,It was replaced by a "generic" icon. I thought it was due to PSP9 being so old it might have been affected by something in Windows 10 updates.

    Recently, I also noticed that the same thing happened to Adobe Acrobat. So far, those are the only two programs where the icons have changed.

    I have no idea what happened or how to solve that. Any suggestion?

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    Do the programs still work?
    If you're happy and you know it......it's your meds.

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    Yes, they work fine. It is just very inconvenient when I have two generic icons on my taskbar, to select the correct program.

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    Drill down to the EXE file for one of the programs.... Does it show the correct icon?

    And or right click on the exe and select SEND TO -> Desktop (create shortcut)

    Does the new shortcut have the correct icon?

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    Yes, the new shortcut has the correct icon. (tested with PSP9)

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    OK.... You could use that to replace the broken ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    OK.... You could use that to replace the broken ones.
    And how do I do that?
    Here is what I have (other than on the desktop):
    https://scrapbookcampus.com/Images/MissingIcons.jpg

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    If you right-click on the shortcut, you should be able to set the icon in Properties.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/687014/how...on-windows-10/

    For the Taskbar quick launch buttons, try unpin and then re-pin the shortcut.
    https://www.minitool.com/news/how-to...o-taskbar.html

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    I tried all those suggestions. The only partial success is that I am able to pin the PSP9 shortcut icon to the taskbar. (option #3 - How to Pin Apps/Programs’ Shortcuts from File Explorer to the Taskbar) While it is pinned, the icon shows up fine. If I unpin it from the taskbar, and open the program, the generic icon is back.

    I have not been able to change the icon in the Start menu at all.

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    If you right click on the NEW Desktop PSP9 icon, do you see a PIN TO START option?

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    Yes, that works too. So it is pinned to the taskbar, but not the Start. If i try Pin to Start, it still has the generic icon.

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    For grins - do this:

    Enable the "show hidden file" option of Windows Explorer and navigate to this location "%userprofile%\AppData\Local

    ", delete "IconCache.db",
    restart "Windows Explorer" process from task manager.
    If you're happy and you know it......it's your meds.

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    Silly question: how do i restart "Windows Explorer" from Task Manager?

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    Close it - Reopen it

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    Only if I pin the shortcut to the taskbar will the correct icon come back. Otherwise, it is still the generic one.
    And in the Start, it is also still the generic icon.

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