Fixing a Blank Icon in the Start Menu for Evernote

I am not sure when this happened but I have a blank icon for Evernote in my Start Menu. It is one of those Start Menu shortcuts that does not allow you to change the icon. Someone called it a “msi shortcut”. Today I finally got annoyed with it to fix it. I tried re-installing Evernote but I still had a blank icon. I found the icon in a folder under C:\Windows\Installer so I don’t understand why the re-installation did not point to the icon. This is how I fixed it.

  1. I opened Explorer as an Administrator
  2. Since I had a good Evernote shortcut(i.e. one with the correct icon) on my desktop I copied it into the folder, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Evernote, and replaced the existing shortcut that had the blank icon.
  3. Now when I open the Start Menu Evernote has the correct icon.

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