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Some Windows 7 taskbar icons properties don't have "change icon" option

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I have one item on my Windows 7 taskbar whose icon is way too small (the rest of them are fine) and I want to change it. However, when I shift-right-click it and select properties, it does not give me the "change icon" option as other items do. Any idea why and how to accomplish this icon change?
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It's possible an icon was designed small.

Which icon are you talking about?

If the icon is an EXE and not a shortcut, there is no option for that.
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Yes, I'm sure you're right about the icon being designed small. That's why I want to change it. So if one cannot change the icon for an EXE then I guess I'll try to put a shortcut to that EXE on my desktop, change the icon of the shortcut, change the name of the shortcut to include a .EXE extension and then move that to the taskbar.
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Your information gave me the idea that I mentioned and it worked.
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