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Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to Fix the Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon in Windows 7

This will show you how to fix the Open application toolbar and context menu icon in Windows Explorer to the correct icon in Windows 7.

Open application Toolbar and Context Menu icon

This is before and after you fix the icon when you have an application file selected in Windows Explorer.

Here's How:

Through Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the search box, type regedit and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 4)

4. In the right pane, right click on a empty space and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)

5. Type Icon and press enter. (See screenshot below)

6. In the right pane, right click on Icon and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)

7. Type Imageres.dll,-15 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)

NOTE: If you like, you could also enter the full path of a icon (.ico file) that you would like to use instead.

8. Regedit will now look like this. (See screenshot below)

9. Close regedit.

10. If you have not already, close and reopen all Windows Explorer windows to apply.

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