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Shortcut icons changing appearance

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by generalderpanzer, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. generalderpanzer

    generalderpanzer Thread Starter

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    Hi, I recently created about 20 desktop shortcut icons, which mostly had little pictures related to the site they were shortcutting to, and some of them were pretty cool. When I fired up the computer next day, they had all gone, and were replaced by some sort of generic 'e' icons, an e on a page of paper type icon. The day after that, my youtube icon reappeared as before, but all the others are still the 'e' on a page type. I deleted some of them, and went to the sites again, and created a shortcut, but they appeared as the 'e' one again. I want my cool icons back! I have windows xp running. Thanks in advance! :)

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  3. generalderpanzer

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    Thanks for your reply Mike, but what is it? I had a quick look at the link, does it restore the old icons, or would I have to delete all the ones I have now, then download the programme, then re-create the shortcut icons? Thanks again mate!

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  4. bernardus

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    generalderpantzer
    Perhaps this little program will help you?
    http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.exe
    And don't forget to R click in taskbar properties to unselect the removal of non active icons.
    In explorer/extra/ folderoptions and filetypes you could select other icons. Carefull not to couple the icons or folderextensions to another program!

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