Adobe Reader XI Icon on Taskbar Is Wrong? Here's How to Fix It!

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The icon of my PDF files is correct except on the taskbar as shown to the below screenshots. The icon of the opened PDF file on the taskbar is the default icon of Windows Photo Viewer, not the default icon of Adobe Reader XI. I am using Windows 10 64-bit operating system and here's I solved the bug.

1. In your desktop home screen right-click on the Adobe Reader XI icon shortcut and click Pin to Start;

Adobe Reader XI desktop icon

2. Go to your Start Menu and right-click on the Adobe Reader XI icon > More > Open file location > ProgramData (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs) folder will open > Now delete Adobe Reader XI shortcut; and

Adobe Reader XI desktop icon

Adobe Reader XI desktop icon

3. When you open your PDF file the correct Adobe Reader XI icon will show on the taskbar now.

Below is the longer version of my above workable solution that I found here Acrobat XI Pro - Wrong Icon (Bug):

  1. Remove, unpin or delete Adobe Acrobat icon from the Start Menu, the desktop and (if you have it there) from the taskbar.

  2. Go to C: > ProgramData > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu > Programs and you'll find the "sinner" "Adobe Acrobat XI Pro" with the wrong icon. That looks like a shortcut. Delete it!.. Close the window.

  3. Go to C: > Program Files (x86) > Adobe > Acrobat 11.0 > Acrobat... and find Acrobat.exe

  4. Right-click on Acrobat.exe > Send to > Desktop

  5. Right-click again on Acrobat.exe > Pin to Start Menu... and close the window

  6. Right-click on Acrobat.exe - shortcut (that you just created on your desktop) > Copy

  7. Go back to: C: > ProgramData > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu > Programs... and Paste the shortcut here (you need administrator privileges for that)

  8. Rename this shortcut from "Acrobat.exe - shortcut" to "Adobe Acrobat XI Pro"

  9. Close the window

  10. Now if you open any PDF document, the right icon will appear on the taskbar.

I hope this solution helps you!

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