you love windows 7, you love to pin to taskbar
until…. it has no icon…
you unpin then pin back, still no icon…

here how to fix,
go to
on windows explorer, make show all hidden folder (tools–>advances)
c:\users\[your username]\App Data

search for folder “User Pinned”

once you found that folder,
you will see bunch of shortcut, including those without icon

select the shortcut, right click, properties
click change icon

and yes change the icon by retargeting the .exe
the issue can be caused because the system looking for icon on wrong exe
the system is selecting wrong resource on exe
(you will see more than one icon in this case)

once you see all shortcuts on user pinned folder have a nice icon
restart your windows 7

and thats it