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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KingTony911, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. KingTony911

    KingTony911 Thread Starter

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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.
    King Tony
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Download TweakUI for XP, install it, and select Repair Icons.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Mosaic1

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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?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Good call on the icon cache, I forgot about that one. :)
     
  6. KingTony911

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    grrrrrrrrr no it didnt work... now im getting mad
    King Tony
     
  7. Mosaic1

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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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