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Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu

Today , I had an issue where my default Visual Studio Icon was somehow corrupted and showed no icons . I couldnot find the exact reason why this was caused , but saw the same in the start menu and the TaskBar .

Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu

I know this is not a big problem as such , since the Visual Studio was working fine .

How to change the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu ?

Here’s how i modified the icon for the Visual Studio 2010 .


1. Right Click on the Visual Studio 2010 in the Start Menu and Click Properties

Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu

2. In the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Properties , click the Change Icon Button .

Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu

3. In the Change Icon Dialog , in the path where the Visual Studio exe ( devenv.exe ) is found , you will see the following icons .
Select the desired icon . I selected the last one .

Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu

4. Click Ok in the Change Icon Dialog and the Visual Studio 2010 Properties . Now you are set to see the new icon for the Visual Studio 2010 🙂

Changing the Visual Studio 2010 Icon in the Start Menu