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When installing drivers for my Gigabyte motherboard, I installed a "Games" link which ran from a batch file. This was pinned to the taskbar by default.

As a result, it changed the icon for cmd.exe to the icon for Games.

I uninstalled the Games and it got rid of the icon leaving it with a white rectangle thing (I can post screenshots on request). There is also a link on the jumplist to open Games, which just opens a cmd window.

I've tried rebuilding my icon cache as per Changing Windows 7 pinned taskbar icons, but this only removed the white rectangle icon, leaving me with no real icon.

c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe still has the appropriate icon in explorer, just not on the taskbar.

Any ideas on how to fix this annoyance?

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Did you try unpinning then re pin the cmd.exe? –  Moab Dec 20 '10 at 12:37
    
I've tried. It's not pinned to the taskbar any more. Just whenever I open a command window, the icon is wrong. –  sb3700 Dec 21 '10 at 5:55

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I fixed it be finding the "quick launch" folder on Windows 7: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned and deleting the "Games" entry. This fixed it.

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