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Where are icons in Platform 1.5?

All icons from official Portable Apps disappeared after upgrading the platform to 1.5.
Other (non official) apps icons are still there, though. Weird....

MOD JTH: THIS BUG IS FIXED IN THE CURRENT 1.6 PRE-RELEASE:
https://portableapps.com/node/18859

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if another install over the existing suite and refreshing icons

doesn´t help -> delete iconcache https://portableapps.com/node/10652#comment-60118

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Did you happen to mess with

Did you happen to mess with any of these folders under your old version:

X:\PortableApps\NameOfApp\App\AppInfo

They should contain both appicon.ico AND appinfo.ini ?

Tim

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No icons on Vista machine?

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for your wonderful and beautiful program.

I have a similar problem as dedalus...
In fact it is a double problem:
1. the official PortabbleApps icons are not shown.
2. the Icons that are shown are not displayed fully
Please have a look at this screen shot:
http://acaciafeniks.googlepages.com/noportappsIcons_in_Vista.jpg

At work Portabble apps works perfectly well (XP)
At home I use Vista Home Premium.

Thank you for offering ideas in solving this problem.
Kun

Koen Van Praet - portableapps fan

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Change?

Did you change the way Vista displays icons or the sizes of them at all? What's your screen DPI set to?

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icons of portableapps after updating platform to version 1.5.2

Dear John,

I seem to have a similar problem after updating the platform to 1.5.0 and consequently to 1.5.2. My windows system is still Vista Home Premium. Screen DPI 1680 x 1050 (unchanged). If I am not mistaken all of the icons of applications from portableapps.com but some beta versions vanished.

I am very thankful for these wonderful applications and am looking forward to the new features coming.

Peter

PS: This usually means that Windows' icon cache is corrupt or full. In Windows XP, delete IconCache.db from your /Documents and Settings/[user]/Local Settings/Application Data folder. Renaming the IconCache.db didn't work for me.

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DPI

I meant DPI... dots per inch. Usually 96dpi. Some set it to 120dpi.

I'm running on Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 at screen resolution of 1680x1050 and can not reproduce the problem. I've been unable to reproduce it on any PC, any OS, any resolution. Can you think of anything else out of the ordinary with your PC? Using any icon managers? Any theme hacks? Try disabling antivirus and any extra firewalls temporarily?

If the icons are missing in, say Firefox Portable, can you browse into X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable and rename AppInfo to AppInfo2 and then refresh the app icons in the menu to see if they then show up? This pulls them from the EXE insterad of the ICO files.

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Bingo!

Dear John,

If the icons are missing in, say Firefox Portable, can you browse into X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable and rename AppInfo to AppInfo2 and then refresh the app icons in the menu to see if they then show up?
Bingo!

Do I have to do the same procedure for all of my applications? Or is there an easier way?

Many thanks
Peter

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No

No, that was just to test a theory. There's still something messed up on your PC that is interfering with the a simple ExtractIconEX API call on an ICO file. We just need to figure out what it is.

What else is running on your PC? Can you try closing out of everything else? Are you installed to the standard X:\PortableApps\ location?

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standard X:\PortableApps\ location yes

Dear John,

standard X:\PortableApps\ location yes,
Avira Antivir Premium (now off),
Threatfire (now off),
ABBYY Screenshot Reader (now off),
TB (now off),
FF
DSL-Manager (german Telecom) (now off),
Norton Utilities (off before)
SanDisk Cruzer taken off and plugged in anew
Icons refreshing started --> no change.
Norton Utilities de-installed
SanDisk Cruzer taken off

Windows re-started.
Icons refreshing started --> no change.

Peter

PS: All programs but Norton Utilities (which was new) were installed before. The change in my case came with updating to the new platform.

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Drive Format?

How is your drive formatted... FAT or NTFS?

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SanDisk Cruzer is formatted

SanDisk Cruzer is formatted FAT32.

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Fix Available

A possible fix is available here:
https://portableapps.com/node/18692

Please continue all discussion in that topic.

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