Restore or Update Start Menu Icons

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  1. Thomas Dubreuil

    Thomas Dubreuil MDL Senior Member

    Aug 29, 2017
    #1 Thomas Dubreuil, Jan 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
    Do you sometimes have blank icons in your Start Menu? Or new Icons assets to display in your start screen?
    Here's a simple script that will update the icon(s) for you.

    @echo off
    %windir%\system32\reg.exe query "HKU\S-1-5-19" 1>NUL 2>NUL || goto :NOADMIN
    :: Change code page to european (required in case you have any character accentuation)
        chcp 1252 >NUL 2>&1
    :: Set Folder
        set "StartMenuFolder=%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs"
        echo In which Start Menu folder do you have blank or new icons to update?
        set /p "Folder=%StartMenuFolder%\"
    :: Set PSScript Name and Path
        set "scriptname=%TEMP%\DebugIcons.ps1"
        if exist %scriptname% del %scriptname% /s /q >NUL 2>&1
        set "Folder2update=%StartMenuFolder%\%Folder%"
        cd /d "%Folder2update%"
    :: Create Script
        for /r %%a in ("*.lnk") do (
        @echo ^(ls "%%a" ^).lastwritetime = get-date>>%scriptname%
    :: Process
        PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File "%scriptname%"
        echo Selected start menu icons have been updated.
        del %scriptname% /s /q >NUL 2>&1
        TIMEOUT /T 3 >NUL 2>&1
        exit /b
        echo You must have administrator rights to run this script.
        <nul set /p dummyName=Press any key to exit...
        pause >nul
        goto :eof
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