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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by papat, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. papat

    papat Thread Starter

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    All my desktop icons, except control panel,network, and computer have suddenly changed to generic facades, which seems to be laid right over the original picture. How do I chqnge them back? I'm running Win7 Home. Thanks
     
  2. papat

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    FoTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2939 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1341 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 229584 MB, Free - 53994 MB;
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
    Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabledrgot to include this:
     
  3. Tapper58

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    I just posted the same problem 20 minutes ago. Must be something going around. Hope we get an answer.
     
  4. Tapper58

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    It is probably a case of a bad file association, whereby either lnk files (shortcuts) or exe files (programs) have been set to open with I-tunes. I would suggest that you download the following two reg files to restore both of those to their default settings.

    Exe: http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/exe_fix_w7.zip
    Lnk: http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnk_fix_w7.zip

    Unzip the files and doubleclick on the reg file inside. Click Merge. Once you've done this for both, restart the machine and see whether the issue resolves.
     
  5. papat

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    lnk_fix could not import." not all data was succesfully written to the registry".
     
  6. Frank4d

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    Some icons will not display correctly in Windows 7 if your desktop is set to use medium or large icons. Right click on the Desktop, then View, then Small icons. However, if small icons is already selected, then this is not the problem.
     
  7. papat

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    Small already chosen.Thanks
     
  8. vicks

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    Try right clicking anywhere on the desktop, select personalize, then change icons, restore defaults. I think this will remedy the problem..
    Vicks
     
  9. papat

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    Found the culprit. I had d\l a program sometime ago that dealt with the arrows on the icons,so when I replaced the arrows ,that did it. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.Papat
     
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