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Thread: IrfanView Takes Over Settings app's icon in Windows 10 1903

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    Default IrfanView Takes Over Settings app's icon in Windows 10 1903

    I have just installed a brand, new fresh Windows 10 in 1903 release. Right after that I have installed the newest publicly available production version of IrfanView.

    Soon after that I have realised that IrfanView has somehow "overtaken" Settings application icon:

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    What is it and what can I do about this?

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    I have never comes across this before. I can only suggest going to Windows Settings, Apps, Default Apps, and Reset to the Windows defaults. Then reinstall IrfanView.

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    Probably Windows' Icon-Cache has stored a wrong Icon for 'Settings'. Ask Google how to reset the Icon-Cache in Win10.
    Win 10/64 Home v2004 IrfanView 4.54/32
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    Thank you for your attempt of help and all your ideas.

    Following things (proposed by you or figured out by me) does not work (brings now effect):

    - clear the icon cache,
    - recreate the thumbnails cache,
    - reset default apps,
    - uninstall IrfanView (and NOT install it again).

    I have created a SuperUser's thread to try to find some solution:

    https://superuser.com/q/1498469/156554

    since -- as I assume -- we are out of ideas here.

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    trejder, thank you for you reply.
    Did you install IrfanView from the AppStore or as an .exe or .zip file? At least with the .zip file Windows has less chance to mistakenly use
    the Iview-icon for another application. However, your problem has to be solved and I wish for you that you find a solution.
    Win 10/64 Home v2004 IrfanView 4.54/32
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    For the first time I have installed IrfanView using .exe provided on IV's website. I have also use bundled uninstaller which did not change the Settings' icon -- as reported above.

    For the second time I have installed IrfanView using App Store and again nothing has changed -- the Settings system module has still incorrect / IrfanView's icon.

    In addition, after installing IV from AppStore it turned out that it has itself an incorrect icon:

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    So there's certainly something very wrong here around IV / Windows 10 / icon cache etc.

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    I had some cases too where Windows used the wrong icon and resetting the Icon-Cache did not help. So I used my preferred search engine and found
    Types.exe https://ystr.github.io/types/. If you are a little experienced with Windows this Freeware-Tool might help you.
    Unfortunately I did not think of it earlier, sorry.
    Last edited by Bhikkhu Pesala; 04.11.2019 at 10:33 AM.
    Win 10/64 Home v2004 IrfanView 4.54/32
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    Thanks for your idea, but I doubt strongly, if that tiny program can help me.

    Incorrect icons for programs is a common and fairly easy to resolve problem. There are numerous of ways to fix it:

    http://onezeronull.com/2019/11/04/in...in-windows-10/

    But, here we're talking about replacing icon for a system component (namely: Settings module in Windows 10). In default scenario IrfanView should not touch these areas at all. So there's definitely something wrong here.

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    Just wanted to add that the issue by no mean is narrowed to Settings only. I have just noticed that Your Phone's and probably other system components) have IrfanView icon as well:

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    I am also experiencing this same issue. Some system icons are replaced with Irfanview in the search. Clearing caches or other solutions so far have not helped.

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