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ShellIconFix - Utility to repair the shell object icons in Windows XP

Published: Dec 21, 2005
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Sometimes, one or more of your special folders such as My Computer, Control Panel, or the Recycle Bin may be assigned a generic icon. You may have noticed that this usually happens after removing a third-party theme, or an icon library. Also, resetting to Windows XP Theme may not help in some cases.

ShellIconFix utility repairs the icons for various shell objects in Windows XP. You may use this utility if one or more of the namespace icons are displaying a wrong or a generic icon in the Start Menu or in Windows Explorer environment.

Download ShellIconFix

ShellIconFix can be downloaded from here. Zip archive containing two files (Shelliconfix.exe and Readme.txt)

System requirements

  • ShellIconFix needs administrative privileges to run
  • ShellIconFix is to be used with Windows® XP only


Disclaimer: ShellIconFix is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.