Windows 10: Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons?

Discus and support Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi! I just got a new laptop the other day, and for some reason all of my app shortcut icons have changed to a plain white document icon. See below:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by caitikitty, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons?


    Hi! I just got a new laptop the other day, and for some reason all of my app shortcut icons have changed to a plain white document icon.

    See below:

    Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons? [​IMG]


    Why did this happen and more importantly, how do I fix it? For convenience and aesthetic purposes.

    iTunes is the only shortcut icon that stayed normal.

    Also, even the iTunes has a white border around it, as did the other icons before they changed to the blank document icon. Is there any way I can fix this, as well?

    For example: I've seen other laptops with iTunes installed that have just a round iTunes logo with a transparent background, and no white border. And I hate how the white borders look!

    :)
     
    caitikitty, Aug 18, 2019
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  2. P4-630 Win User

    Blank shortcut icon GPU-Z

    It's not fixed, today my GPU-Z icon is a blank shortcut icon again..
    And it says GPU-Z.exe does not contain an icon


    Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons? gpu-z-blank-icon-jpg.jpg
     
    P4-630, Aug 18, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    Blank shortcut icon GPU-Z

    Just installed the latest version of GPU-Z and I'm having that blank icon shortcut again...
     
    P4-630, Aug 18, 2019
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  4. Desktop shortcut icons showing up as blank document icons?

    Blank shortcut icon GPU-Z

    I know I am quite late but as I was scrolling through I saw this post which happened to one of friend too. This sometimes happens with Windows. Usually a reboot will solve the problem. However if this doesn't, try setting the icon for the shortcut(right-click pinned icon, right-click program, left-click properties, select "change icon...") or refreshing it by switching to a different icon, applying it, and then reverting back to the original icon. Remove the shortcut from the taskbar and replace it with the start menu shortcut or simply drag the .exe file to the taskbar.
     
    lorraine walsh, Aug 18, 2019
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