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KingTony911

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ok i have windows XP on my laptop and one day i started up my computer and i just had icons there just looked like letter files... not the "MY computer, Recycle bin, my documents, and My Network Places" and i dont know how do get them back? i dont know what i changed... some one please help me... thanks.
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JohnWill

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Download TweakUI for XP, install it, and select Repair Icons.
 

KingTony911

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i did and it didnt work... but you know what i notice is that the other users on my laptop have there icons showing up the right way... so im just going to make a new user and transfer all the files...
King Tony
ps thanks
 
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Try this first. Go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Local Settings\Application Data


Delete the iconcache for your identity. It's name is:
IconCache.db

Log off and back on. Is the problem gone?
 
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Try it again. Boot to Safe Mode and delete the file again if it exists. Then boot back into Windows. Sometimes a boot or two in the meantime helps.


I don't know what it is with Windows XP and icons. When I change a file association, it's like pulling teeth to get the icons to change. I have to go in and do it myself all the time. I also use the flush cache trick. Using Display Properties>Appearance>Advanced

I change the size of the icons to reset.
 
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