avi. Icon broken (it is a Ico.icon)

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  1. BobDobalina

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    Hello,

    I have a problem with the icons of avi files, that looks for me like the basic ico.icon when no file is associated. The file itself is associated to Media Player Classic and doubleclicking it starts also the file with Media Player Classic

    I tried deleting iconcache.db and changing the Shell Icon BPP in HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    > Control Panel > Desktop > WindowMetrics. (Both ere recommended on tutorial sides). This didn't helped. Does anybody have another solution how to change this?
     
  2. Trouble

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    Often when I have a third party program that seems to be borked and defies all attempts at repair, I'll simply uninstall it and then reboot and reinstall it and see if that helps.
     
  3. BobDobalina

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    Is there a way to change this in the regedit or something?
     
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    Possibly, although that, to me would be a step too far.
    Typically most third party programs maintain their proprietary Icons within their own folder structure for instance the Icon for PaintDotNet resides here
    C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\PaintDotNet.exe
    If that icon is foobar'd, I'm not sure that anything you might do within the Windows Registry would actually fix anything.
    There may be optional resource for you to download the appropriate icon, place it in the correct location (replacing the corrupted instance) and fix it that way, but I would think that reinstalling the program might be a better / easier option, as there could possibly be other problems with a particular program that haven't manifested yet.
     
  5. BobDobalina

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    I must stay.. the problem is since I used a regeditfile that was for Windows 7 I guess. I have regedit files taht I downloaded some time ago, that resets the regedit to the default icons for windows 7. And i used the one for files taht are avi.
     
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    I'm not clear as to your meaning of the post above.
    Is it fixed?
    OR
    Do you suspect that those files may have been responsible for the problem.
    Often you can simply right click a .reg file and choose to edit it rather than open / merge it and examine the contents which may give you a clue as to which registry keys and values were changed.
    NOTE:
    Using the Windows Registry Editor can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to re-install Windows to correct them. It cannot be guaranteed that any problems resulting from the use of the Windows Registry Editor can be solved. If you choose to edit the Windows Registry please understand that you do so at your own risk so unless you feel fairly comfortable and confident you should probably not use the Editor. Changes made to the Windows Registry can take effect immediately and those that do not will take effect following the next reboot of your computer, and a current backup is not automatically made for you....So manually create a system restore point, backup the registry and export the key you are editing for safe keeping before doing so.
     
  7. BobDobalina

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    I mean that this problem is caused by the regedit I used. In windows 7 it helps me when everythign else doesn't help anymore at it is getting icon issues (like wrong icon for a file)
    Well I just foudn out that there is more wrong than this. mpgs have the icon of Windows Media Player and mp4 with winamp. However all are set to open with Media Player Classic
     
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    Without knowing what keys and or values might have been added, removed or otherwise altered, I'm sorry but I really have no idea where to begin.

    As I mentioned earlier, if you have the .reg files that you used (merged), then you might be able to right click and choose edit and examine the contents to see what might have been impacted.

    I believe that the Windows 7 registry editor may be a different version than the XP registry editor and likewise the location of keys and their relative components and values are probably different as well. While I suspect that a great many of the registry components probably remain the same or at least similar there is likely a good sum, that exist in the Windows 7 registry that were not present at all in Windows XP, not to mention their associated components and data values.
     
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    Thats inside. Also since I just used this one regfile for AVIs but also other fiels are with wrong icons, I guess I could do it manually in regedit HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT a. But.. I don't knwo what to do there and I don't want to risk somethign in regedit
     
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    Boy, has that ship sailed already.

    Check here, this guy is a genius when it comes to fixing screwed up XP systems.
    Windows XP File Assocation Fixes
    I don't see one specifically for .avi files but it might be worth sorting through the list.
    There is one for .ico (icon) files.
     
  11. BobDobalina

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    hehe, well. ****

    Thanks for the link. Somehow it seems to fix the same things like the stuff i did in my first post. I checked different files on my computer and found out: All files on my computer have the correct icons for the program they get open with. The only two file types are "avi" and "mp4". Exact the two files, that are NOT in the list ://
     
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    And yet, you've said that they both open with the proper program that they are associated with?
    That would suggest that perhaps the programs icon pack is corrupt.
    Have you considered changing one or both file's association to another installed program? Something like VLC or some other program capable of playing either or both just to see if they adopt the proper ICON in that instance?
     
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    ^^ That and then change the association back to MP Classic.

    If this doesn't help, reinstall MP Classic (and the codec pack it came with).

    OTT
     
  14. BobDobalina

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    Hi Trouble and OTT,

    I don't think the icon package is corrupted, since other files have the correct MPC icon. The avi's have the default icon and mp4 have the Winamp icon.

    I already tried to selt VLC as default. Also I deinstalles an old codec pack and installed a new one. Additionally I tried to install a seperate MPC-HC but this didn't work either
     
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    still no other ideas :/?
     

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