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    Explorer icons in task bar all wrong

    I know I asked this before, but I thought maybe with new info the answer would get "better."

    If I fun explorer.exe, I get the power options icon in the task bar -- no matter how I try to run it.

    Before when I posed the question, I was pointed to a bat file. That and the two-liner above it in the text below run at startup -- but that ain't fixin' nuthin'.

    What the heck is wrong, why and how the her can I fix it?


    Regards,
    Chuck Billow

    Bat files that run at startup:
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    DelIconCache.bat
    -----

    attrib -h -s C:\Users\CWBillow\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
    del C:\Users\CWBillow\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

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    delicons_notification_area_cache.bat
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    :: Created by: Shawn Brink
    :: http://www.sevenforums.com
    :: Tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ons-reset.html


    @echo off
    cls
    set regPath=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify
    set regKey1=IconStreams
    set regKey2=PastIconsStream

    echo The Explorer process must be killed to reset the Notification Area Icons Cache.
    echo.
    echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
    echo.
    pause

    echo.
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
    echo.
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey1% ^| find /i "%regkey1%"') do goto iconstreams
    echo Registry key "IconStreams" already deleted.
    echo.

    :verify-PastIconsStream
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey2% ^| find /i "%regkey2%"') do goto PastIconsStream
    echo Registry key "PastIconsStream" already deleted.
    echo.
    goto confirm-restart

    :iconstreams
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey1%"
    goto verify-PastIconsStream

    :PastIconsStream
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey2%"

    :confirm-restart
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Windows must be restarted to finish resetting the Notification Area Icons.
    echo.

    :wrong
    set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:
    If %choice% == y goto Yes
    If %choice% == Y goto Yes
    If %choice% == n goto No
    If %choice% == N goto No
    goto wrong

    :Yes
    shutdown /R /f /t 00
    exit


    :No
    echo.
    echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
    echo.
    echo You can now close this command prompt window.
    explorer.exe
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    I don't think it's obvious what it is you want to fix. Just get rid of the power options icon from the notification area of the task bar?

    Bruce

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    Bruce, I'm sorry...

    No, any time I have an "explorer" window open, it is the power options icon that is shown in the task bar, not the explorer icon. I want the explorer icon back. I had this happen with other programs on occasions, but rebooting and deleting the cache fixed it right away. This, not so.
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    Well guys, I give up. The ideas here didn't work either. I suppose I can re-install [update] Windows, but I just don't have the time for all that now. It just p----- me off, because it has got to be something simple that got screwed up, and I just cannot find it at all...

    Thanks though...

    Chuck
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    There's another bat file available for fixing icon problems. Not just those in the Notification Area. Again from the Windows 7 forums:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

    Might be worth a try.

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    That didn't do it either, but thanks...

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    Have you tried the Microsoft fixit - Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically?

    Joe

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    Joe that didn't work either. I have no idea what the heck caused or keeps this screwed up, but I guess it's looking like the only possible fix is an "upgrade" install.

    What a pain!

    Well I won't have time for that till tonight later, so maybe I'll check back in once more before I go through that...

    Chuck
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