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7 hours ago, kstavert said:

Can anyone tell me how to change the icons back?

When you say paint, you mean paint.net and not microsoft paint, right? :)

 

In any case, you need to right-click the program file. Go to properties. When it opens, there's a button that says "change icon". You can change the icon back to the original one by browsing for the program's location and using that program's icon, since every program has a default icon associated with it.

 

If it doesn't work, you can try searching Google for something like "windows 7 change file icon".

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Its an anomaly that I've seen before but I would not associate that with Paint.NET.  Malware could be something to blame or a faulty Registry key. It can also happen to other programs and make their icons be uniform on all other icons on the Desktop. This video shows a fix for that. Or you can also use System Restore to a date prior to the PDN auto-update and just manually download and install a standalone installer of PDN from the official PDN site.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocxhADzHffY

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On 1/21/2017 at 8:32 PM, AnthonyScoffler said:

When you say paint, you mean paint.net and not microsoft paint, right? :)

 

In any case, you need to right-click the program file. Go to properties. When it opens, there's a button that says "change icon". You can change the icon back to the original one by browsing for the program's location and using that program's icon, since every program has a default icon associated with it.

 

If it doesn't work, you can try searching Google for something like "windows 7 change file icon".

 

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AnthonyScoffler's suggestion  should have worked.

 

If it did not, this may help or at least this is what I would do.

 

1. Uninstall Paint.Net 

2. Turn your computer off and reboot

3. Check if your programs have the right icon.

4. Reinstall Paint.net

 

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On 1/22/2017 at 7:49 AM, Ishi said:

Its an anomaly that I've seen before but I would not associate that with Paint.NET.  Malware could be something to blame or a faulty Registry key. It can also happen to other programs and make their icons be uniform on all other icons on the Desktop. This video shows a fix for that. Or you can also use System Restore to a date prior to the PDN auto-update and just manually download and install a standalone installer of PDN from the official PDN site.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocxhADzHffY

thank you for the video...

I'm on Windows 10/64

I right click on the icon / properties / and the "change icon"
button is greyed out.. 

I've googled an answer to this and no answers...

I think that I may finally have fixed it (uninstalling
and reinstalling Evernote didn't fix the icon issue)

I copied the correct icon from another location on
my computer and just pasted it into the folders
I keep these programs in and deleted the paint.net

icon... so far, seems to be working

 

thank you all for your help

Kaen

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