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Corrupted icons

By giannantonio
Jul 25, 2010
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  1. Hello everyone,

    yesterday I was trying to remove the arrows of shortcut icons with regedit following a guide on internet but i screwed up, now instead of the arrow where it should be there is an empty picture, so how can i remove it?

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  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I don't know if I have the answer but what version of Windows is this?
     
  3. giannantonio

    giannantonio TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    oh yea sorry, it's vista
     
  4. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    You succeeded in removing the image of the arrow, from what I can see. However, my best guess is that windows is still trying to display an image there, but can't.

    Can you post a link to the guide?
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Don't know if this will work, but easy to try creating a new shortcut icon on your Desktop. Try IE first

    Start->Programs-> Look for the IE program entry, rt click Send To Desktop (shortcut)

    Does the full icon appear?
     
  6. giannantonio

    giannantonio TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    here is the guide i followed

     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Oh. One other thought. If problem persists, and you can't figure out how to restore the registry value, you might try doing a Vista System Restore to a point prior to your regedit
     
  8. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Okay, I see the problem. When you changed the registry, you must have somehow put in the wrong icon, because the icon you have is actually the first icon in shell32.dll.

    I'll see if I can give you a fix.
     
  9. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Okay, I got it to work just fine on my machine. What do you have typed in for your Value data for the string?
     
  10. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Okay, I was able to replicate your result a couple of ways so far. Values of:

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll"

    and

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll, 50"

    both gave me that icon. I'm guessing that

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,0"

    and

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,"

    and

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll ,50"

    and

    "C:\\Windows\System32\shell32.dll , 50"

    would produce the same results. Check to make sure that you don't have the Value mistyped in any of these ways.
     
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +106

    Download some icon tools to fix the problem.

    TuneUp Utils (this is a trial but you can use it fully)
    Tweak Power Pack Pro (this one is freeware now)
    IOBIT advance system care has shortcut fixer but the other two are better to fix.
     
  12. giannantonio

    giannantonio TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    yea thanks it helped, i mistyped and wrote , 50 instead of ,50

    now it works

    thanks
     
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    @giannantonio
    Glad to hear you got it working :)

    @example1013
    Nice job :grinthumb
     
  14. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    No problem, man. Glad I could help!
     

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