If you ever tried to pin chrome apps to the start in Windows 10, you will find the icon of the apps is replaced by the default chrome icon which is neither beautiful nor easy to identify.
Save the following code to a new text file and rename the file to
Then right-click the file and select “Run with PowerShell”.
$path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml";
First go to the installation directory of chrome, default is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
(I don’t know if Google really makes this directory changeable in the installer. )
You’ll see the
chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml file along with the
chrome.exe, rename the
chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml to anything or simply delete it.
Remove all the previous added chrome app and added them again (to refresh the thumbnail cache).
The chrome app should now have their own icon.