I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate.

After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When I unpin the task bar icon it shows the correct updated icon.

I did rebuild the icon cache, but it didn't work. Is there a way to get the right icons when I pin it to task-bar?

  • A screenshot would be helpful. – Wes Sayeed May 18 '15 at 21:44
  • I don't enough reputation to post images. – tom May 18 '15 at 22:01
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    It is similar to this issue: superuser.com/questions/173442/… – tom May 18 '15 at 22:15
  • What does "changes the default icon after login" mean? – Karan May 19 '15 at 1:07
  • I am changing the icon at run-time after login – tom May 19 '15 at 14:06

My guess is that you're not changing the icon of the actual executable, but rather some shortcut. Even if it SEEMS like the executable; not all shortcuts have the little peel icon. Run program, from Task Manager, see what's the actual executable and change that. If it doesn't update, restart 'Windows Explorer' from Task Manager.

For further help, we'd need to know the program in question and your method of changing the icon.

  • I have updated my question. – tom May 18 '15 at 22:56

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