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I have a standalone app that runs from a network drive.  l:\vf\vf.exe

in XP Mode I mapped the drive and created a shortcut and the program runs fine.
I copied the shortcut to all users\start menu and all users\start menu\programs

I checked the VPCVAppExcludeList reg key in XP Mode and the app IS NOT listed.  

I rebooted the XP Mode VPC.

The icon is still not showing up in the Win 7 start- windows VPC - VPC Applications.

I copied the IE icon to the same folder and it immediately shows up in the Win7 menu.

How can I get the icon for this other app the show up?
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When you copy a shortcut, Windows tries to "fix" it.  I believe this is the job of the (cursed) Distributed Link Tracking Client (runs as a service).  I often disable this service since it gets in the way more often than not, but I'm not sure how wise that is.

Anyway, to test this theory, go to a machine whose link does not work, check the Properties of the shortcut file and make sure it still has the right target.  If not, then were were a victim of the DLTC service.
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i must be missing something,  how does this relate to the icon not showing in Win7.
Sorry.  I misread.  I thought the icon was visible but just didn't work.

If I understand correctly, when you look in the Start menu (sub)folder, the shortcut is there, but when you actually use the Start menu the icon isn't there.

And when you do the same experiment with a shortcut to IE it works fine.

Puzzling indeed.

As an aside, I have seen it reported that there may be a limit (around 70) to the number of icons you can have in any one startup folder on Windows7 before having problems.

Next, I would try rebuilding the icon cache:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-rebuild-the-icon-cache-in-windows-vista/
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When I copy the IE Icon into all users\start menu\programs on the XP Mode machine the same icon immediately shows up in Win 7 under Virtual Applications in the start menu.

I copied the vf.exe shortcut to the same place and it Does Not show up in Win 7.

Ill try the icon cache rebuild.

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Hi,

Right click on vf.exe shortcut and click properites. Post the screenshot of shortcut tab.


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my answer worked