Running W7 Ultimate 64
Several of my file icons are not displaying correctly. I am talking about the icons that you see e.g. in windows explorer... the icons to the left of the filename.
I have e.g. HP Solution Center (software that comes on HP laptops) with a file Hpqdirec.exe in a path under C:\Program Files (x86)
This is the program file to launch the HP Solution Center. The icon to the left of the filename is what I believe to be the "default" icon, meaning "there is no icon so here's a default one" (see icon # 1 Scroll down to the accepted solution to see the icons
Any shortcut that links to this program file also displays the "default" icon.
But when I view the program file properties in windows explorer, the correct HP icon displays to the left of the filename in the General tab. (same for the shortcut properties)
Now, if I copy and paste Hpqdirec.exe to create "Hpqdirec - copy.exe", the correct HP icon displays to the left of the filename in windows explorer.
OK - so I delete the original Hpqdirec.exe file and rename "Hpqdirec - Copy.exe" to Hpqdirec.exe hoping this will solve my problem -- but as soon as I rename the file, the icon changes to the "default" icon!
Can anyone explain to me what is going on and How can I get the correct icon to display for this file?