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    Question Windows 10 UWA Apps icons all change to Irfanview icons

    Hi everyone, this is my first post.

    I did some searching earlier and I saw posts relating to Windows Explorer icons

    However this relates to Universal Windows App icons, I have attached some images to show.

    In this image, Alarms & Clock appears fine
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    However in this image, it's icon is replaced by Irfanview
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    And the same happens to Mail and Settings
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    I have no idea how to fix it. I removed all irfanview file associations and then custom set them myself, and I cleared the Windows icon cache. Please help because this is really annoying.

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    IV Newbie
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    Mar 2019


    I'm having the same issue. Have you found a solution?

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    Same here on Windows 10 1809, IrfanView 4.53 64-bit.. I notice that specifically it is using the PCX icon.
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    Oh my god someone else with this issue. Have you managed to find a solution? I cleared the icon cache and stuff, but nothing's worked so far.

    It drives me insane.

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    Same problem, ugly red icon remains for all programs in Start Menu even after complete uninstall with registry cleanup. How do I get rid of this nasty trash?


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    I'm having the same issue - on all our family laptops running different types of Windows 10 (1806, 1903, 1909) and display languages.

    Uninstalling IrfanView did not change anything! This is so bad!


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    Dear Sufferes

    Edit: my solution below does not work! it fixes (in my case) only the icon for the PINNED app, but not the icon for the search result apps! I'm sorry, ignore my initial post below!


    initial post:

    I've found a NOT WORKING solution to fix the icon of my "Calculator"-App:
    1. hit Windows-Key
    2. start typing the name of your troublesome "App", e.g. "Calc..."
    3. in the context menue of the App choose "App Settings"
    4. in the app Settings, scroll down, and hit "reset"
    5. wait until app is reset

    my Calculator App does now show the original Calculator-Icon.

    Last edited by stehtimschilf; 03.04.2020 at 05:31 AM. Reason: non working solution

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    IV Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2020


    Nothing seems to be helping here. Not even the last solution(tried rebooting after it too).

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    Hi Shaga

    I'm sorry and yes, I can conform, the steps in my "solution" fixes ONLY the icon for the pinned apps in the start menu, but not the icons of the search result!

    my bad & cheerioh

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    This is very aggravating. All of my Windows 10 app icons (Settings, Office, OneNote, even downloaded apps such as MyRadar) have changed to the Irfanview splat cat icon with various colored backgrounds, even after uninstalling Irfanview and clearing my icon cache. I've previously had a good opinion of this little program, however this behavior seems like malware to me... Windows 10 Pro 1909. Any suggestions for a fix where I don't have to re-install my OS are greatly appreciated. TIA!
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