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Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by TheGuyInTheChair » Tue May 19, 2020 10:42 pm

Hello,

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 build 1909 64-bit, and then downloaded and installed XnView MP 64-bit successfully. After I installed the program, I registered it to open image files. It now shows up as my default photo viewer under "Settings" -> "Apps" -> "Default Apps", which is what I want.

However, when I open the Start Menu, only the icons for Microsoft Store apps—not non-Microsoft Store software—become XnView MP "PNG" icons. Here are some screenshots that show what I'm talking about:

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You can see that in the second image, the application icons for Firefox and AdGuard—software that isn't downloaded from the Microsoft Store—are displayed correctly. Yet the other three are apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store, and their icons aren't displayed correctly! :shock:

How can I fix this problem (without uninstalling XnView MP)?

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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Sun May 24, 2020 12:11 pm

sorry but i don't know, i can't reproduce
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by TheGuyInTheChair » Sun May 31, 2020 8:44 pm

I think it might have something to do with the file associations. I used the file association tool bundled with XnView MP to associate image files (such as .ico and .png) with XnView MP. Then I also changed the default image viewer in the Windows 10 Settings (Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps) to use XnView MP. That caused the problem for me.

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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:42 am

TheGuyInTheChair wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:44 pm
I think it might have something to do with the file associations. I used the file association tool bundled with XnView MP to associate image files (such as .ico and .png) with XnView MP. Then I also changed the default image viewer in the Windows 10 Settings (Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps) to use XnView MP. That caused the problem for me.
you means "Associate files with XnViewMP"?
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by TheGuyInTheChair » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:28 am

xnview wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:42 am
TheGuyInTheChair wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:44 pm
I think it might have something to do with the file associations. I used the file association tool bundled with XnView MP to associate image files (such as .ico and .png) with XnView MP. Then I also changed the default image viewer in the Windows 10 Settings (Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps) to use XnView MP. That caused the problem for me.
you means "Associate files with XnViewMP"?
Yes, that's the tool. It's a separate EXE in the program installation directory. I used that tool, then changed the default image viewer (in Windows 10 Settings) to XnView MP. That part is a good thing; I want to use XnView MP as my default image viewer. But I also don't want the Start Menu icons to have a default "PNG" icon from XnView MP.

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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:52 am

you don't need to use it, but Windows settings
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by pr1970 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:30 pm

I`m having the same issue, i had this on my old pc. I`ve just built a new pc and everything was fine until i installed Xnview. Now loads of my windows icons have been replaced. It seems to effect windows search, rather than the start menu icons.
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:41 am

pr1970 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:30 pm
I`m having the same issue, i had this on my old pc. I`ve just built a new pc and everything was fine until i installed Xnview. Now loads of my windows icons have been replaced. It seems to effect windows search, rather than the start menu icons.
All icons?? do you have used the setup?
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by pr1970 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:01 pm

I used xnview setup if you mean. It's not all icons but majority.
Windows store
calculator
calender
camera
Nvidia control panel
alarms and clock
Minecraft
+more

it's in the search of windows. all have been replaced with xnview PNG icon. I had this happen on another pc.
any ideas?


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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:08 am

pr1970 wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:01 pm
I used xnview setup if you mean. It's not all icons but majority.
I'm not able to reproduce. Windows 10 x64? which build version?
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by Reav » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:57 am

Hello,

I have the same problem. I don't think it is related with icons or file associations. I removed the program, made a reset of default aps etc, repaired/reset/uninstalled the windows store app. Nothing works for this.
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I have found some settings which may be related with the problem
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Please let me know if you find anything,

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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by pr1970 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:09 am

II`m using windows pro 10.0.19041 Build 19041 . I`ve seen this on old versions of windows aswell.
I removed xnview and tried all manner of icon rebuilds,etc. But now i`m just stuck with just an image thumbnail for lots of applications.
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Its like xnview went around and associated itself with everything, an now lots of icons are just image thumbnails rather than the original. I`ve tried uninstalling the calculator and reinstalling but it hasnt fixed it.

Its mainly when you do a search aswell. Lots of windows apps like edge, clock, xbox game bar,etc all are replaced in search. I tried updating the windows indexing but that didnt change anything.

This is edge as a search result.
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You can see the icon is ok in the start menu
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Re: Microsoft Store App Icons Displayed Incorrectly in the Start Menu

Post by xnview » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:15 pm

pr1970 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:09 am
II`m using windows pro 10.0.19041 Build 19041 . I`ve seen this on old versions of windows aswell.
I removed xnview and tried all manner of icon rebuilds,etc. But now i`m just stuck with just an image thumbnail for lots of applications.
I've tried on Windows 10 build 1903 or 2004, and no problem. You have that after installing the setup of XnView MP?
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