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Having problem with my computer -- icons not working.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by japjap4, Feb 23, 2015.

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  1. japjap4

    japjap4 Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2015
    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to this forum because I have a problem with my computer regarding icons...
    I can't click them and their icons are broken (null) or whatever you call it. Even though I have the program installed, it tells me that "Windows cannot open this file.."

    I need your urgent help, I cannot use System Restore, nor can I open any system programs in the natural way (for mspaint, I need to right click the photo I downloaded and then press Edit)

    Please do check the attachments below that I have inserted. Need your help ASAP. :(

    Thank you.

    I've uploaded the photos to a site, please check it out.

  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Select the 2nd option in the popup box "Select a program from a list of installed programs. Look for the exe of the program and click on that.

    The other option is to remove all the broken shortcuts from your desktop, go to each program in your All Program list and right click to select "send to" the desktop as shortcut. This creates new shortcuts that work.

    Obviously the easiest way would be to restore. You mentioned that doesn't work. There might be something else going on besides broken shortcuts if restore is not working.
  3. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
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