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ie icon not showing in shortcuts and address bar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gail2magic, Aug 29, 2003.

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  1. gail2magic

    gail2magic Thread Starter

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    I am using win xp home and have a problem that started a few weeks ago. The ie icon is not showing in the address bar and when I right click a webpage and make a shortcut for the desktop...the icon used is no longer the ie icon. When I right click the icon and choose properties.....change icon..I can change just that one to the ie icon. I also checked control panel..folder options...file types and htm and html are both showing the ie icon. I am not taling about special icons showing...am saying just a generic icon shows for all ie shortcuts and in the address bar.

    Usually I can go to windows explorer and shift-right click any icon and choose *open with*...and choose the program and check the box to *always open with * but I can not get any shortcut or htm, html file to show the *open with* option...can't get any shortcut to open that way. I think if I could get that option..then all future htm and html shortcuts would show the ie icon.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Del

    Del

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    Have you tried this?
    To reset any incorrect files in the operating system in Windows XP do this:
    Click on Start > Run and type in "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes) and Press Enter.
    You will be asked to insert the Windows XP c.d.

    The computer should reboot, if not, reboot and try it.
     
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    And be prepared to re-apply all windows updates.

    Get and try TweakUI (for the correct OS), it has a repair icons feature.
     
  4. gail2magic

    gail2magic Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much. Had no idea that it would do that. I tried it and it worked great.
     
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