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In Windows 7, after installing Git Bash (1.8.3), I have a shortcut for it with the nice Git icon. However when I open it, the corresponding window doesn't have that icon, just some generic one:

MinGW Git icon Win7

(same when I Alt-Tab to toggle between windows). This was not happening in WinXP - the program correctly had the Git Bash icon.

This seems to be a duplicate of git bash icon on windows 7 but I didn't manage to make it work with both suggestions put there (rebuilding icon cache, recreating the shortcut).

My shortcut is:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i

Does anyone have any further suggestions?

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There's no need to put "solved" in the question title - but feel free to accept your own answer (I think there's a time delay of a few hours before you can do this). – sblair Jun 7 '13 at 16:12
It's a time delay of 2 days that's why I put solved temporarily ;) – jakub.g Jun 7 '13 at 16:23
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Just found out that the reason was apparently whitespace in the icon's path. I copied the icon to a directory without whitespace in the path and it works now.

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