Missing icon

I'm using Win 7. On my desktop sometimes an icon for an application is there and sometimes I get this:
Missing IconI've gone to the properties of the icon and selected the correct icon with no changes. Still missing icon?
Frank FreeseAsked:
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ivan rosaCommented:
Hello fh,
Have you tried to re-register the shortcut?

Right click to icon you are having issues with, Properties> Change Icon

Then you could try just to change the icon, or redirect it to its own application

You can also change it to your own by going here

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I see that if the application needs to be repaired, or, in the case of the Windows 10 upgrade, it was disabled.

See if the application is in Programs and Features, click on it and select Repair.
"sometimes an icon for an application is there and sometimes I get this:"
Are you talking about only one icon or several?
How often is "sometimes" ?   On boot?  Can you connect anything you are doing when this happens.
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
I tried to re-register but that did not work.
I do not see a Repair feature under Program and Features
I can launch the applications OK, even w/o the icon. "Sometimes" did not imply that the icon appeared then reappeared. Poor choice of wording. What I was trying to say is not all icons are changed nor do I wish to imply that this happens to the same program(s).
I just don't understand why this even happens.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try uninstalling the application that has the problem and then re-installing it.
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
I know that will solve the problem - I'd be interested in why this problem exists?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make a new, test Windows User Profile (Account) and log into the new account. Is the icon present? If so, the current user profile could be damaged, thus causing the icon to disappear.

If not profile related, it would likely be some other operating system damage.
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
I found a solution that was too easy but did the job. I simply right click on the app with the missing icon, went to Properties and clicked again on the on the icon that was correctly provided. Bingo - icon reappeared! I'll award points evenly since I believe those that took time to help deserve something for their efforts.
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
thanks to all
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update.
Glad to have helped.
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