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    Program Icon not showing in quick launch

    I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, but have seen this in Home premium as well. I have dragged a shortcut for Thunderbird onto the quick launch area on the left of the task bar. The program icon just shows up as a generic DOS program icon. It does not matter what I do I cannot change it. When I go the properties of the shortcut it shows the Thunderbird icon. I can change the icon, whatever, but it does not change in the quick launch area. Any thoughts or fixes?
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    If you place the icon on the desktop, what does it look like? Perhaps rebuilding the icon cache as shown in the Windows Seven Forum would help.
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    Ted,
    Thanks so much for the reply. On the desktop the icon looks fine, not a problem. I knew I had seen this before. On my desktop I have a program shortcut with exactly the same issue. A different program and one day the icon changed to the generic program icon and nothing I can do will change it. I will try flushing the icon cache.
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    As Dora the Explorer would say, "We did it! We did it!" Thanks so much Ted, I did not even think in terms of rebuilding the icon cache, but that brought all the errant icons back!
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    I'm glad it helped. I can't explain what happens, but when icon problems crop up, this sometimes fixes the problem.
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