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You mean the Paint.NET icon had replaced some of the icons that are pinned on your Taskbar, including some belonging to programs that have nothing to do with Paint.NET?

 

In that case, its suspicious, worse, it could be a malware infection. Make sure you have downloaded your copy of Paint.NET from a trustworthy site.

 

http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

 

 

I would try a system restore in your case. Try doing system restore to a date before this started happening..

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-System-Restore

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Ha, I've been experiencing a similar thing for the last couple of weeks/months, where icons in Rocketdock are randomly replaced with the PdN icon.

Of course Rocketdock is a pretty ancient program that is no longer maintained and things were always easily fixed by bringing up the Icon options dialogue, but still .... intriguing.

If I daresay: could it be related to PdN v4 alfa's and beta's?

 

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Rocketdock

 

 

I believe we have found the culprit.  Rocketdock has had some notorious issues in the past, related and unrelated to PdN.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Do you mean the file is being associated with Paint.NET? That means file associations are messed up.

To correct the file association, see post #4 in this thread: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18309-file-associations/

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See sceencapture of an example where the OneNote icon in RocketDock has been replaced by the PdN icon.
Of course it's easy to blame RocketDock. After all it's old, no longer maintained and it does have its peculiarities.
But this this has come up on and off since recently.
Is it related to Paint.net v4, some Windows 8.1 update, Rocketdock getting lost on its icons, ...?
I cannot tell, but I think it suspicious that it's always the PdN icon that is the replacing icon.

 

Edit 3/3/2014 - Added second screenshot demonstrating another occurrance of the phenomenon

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Curiouser and curiouser!  Since I downloaded v4 on my laptop, all my images are opening in PS tears.gif  . 

 

Edit:  Now fixed :) .  But, 'twas curious - perhaps it was caused when playing around with Custom Brushes Mini.

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See sceencapture of an example where the OneNote icon in RocketDock has been replaced by the PdN icon.

Of course it's easy to blame RocketDock. After all it's old, no longer maintained and it does have its peculiarities.

But this this has come up on and off since recently.

Is it related to Paint.net v4, some Windows 8.1 update, Rocketdock getting lost on its icons, ...?

I cannot tell, but I think it suspicious that it's always the PdN icon that is the replacing icon.

 

Edit 3/3/2014 - Added second screenshot demonstrating another occurrance of the phenomenon

As you note, RocketDock is no longer maintained, and I remember some problems arising in Paint.NET because of it even back when it was being maintained.  Rick can't maintain compatibility with every old, dead program and still manage to release new features.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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  • 1 year later...

Not sure what this RocketDock is, but I've been having this issue as well. The icons in the task bar are turning to the Paint.Net icon for some programs. Just recently, the newly released Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, but there are others as well. It's making it quite difficult to find programs in my task bar.

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Welcome lacym.

Please repost your problem in it's own thread, including a screenshot if possible. This thread is over a year old. Thanks.

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