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Solved: [URGENT] All icons are the same, all icons open up the same program

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Alienz225, May 24, 2010.

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  1. Alienz225

    Alienz225 Thread Starter

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    I don't know what happened. I wanted to open a .psd file in photoshop and I had two different versions, CS4 and CS5. I right clicked and opened with PS CS5. I don't know what happened after that. The first time it didn't work, I tried it again and then I noticed that all my icons on my task bar and in start menu are all the same. I open up firefox and it open photoshop instead. EVERYTHING IS PHOTOSHOP! I open the default program "open with..." again on an .exe file for some program this time and selected a different program from the list of open with... Now all the icons changed to that program's icon and all icons open up that program too just like photoshop.

    I've reseached forums and stuff and found file association with the registry.

    Some forum directed me to this: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...for-windows-7/

    People who've had the same/similar problem to mines have found fixes there. But when I try to import those fixes to my registry I get an error message: cannot import w7_exe_fix. Not all data was written succesfully to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.
     
  2. zigzag3143

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    Those fixes are for win XP not win 7. there must be similar for win 7. Now, I am pretty sure you have imported some of the data into registry and there for have a bigger problem.

    Do you have a backup that you can restore from?

    Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install

    ken J
     
  3. Recreation

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    Those fixes are for Win XP and NOT for Windows 7.
    Find a fix for 7
    OR
    wait for someone to help you out
     
  4. Recreation

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    Run a quick scan with SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes.
    Google for them on the internet
     
  5. Alienz225

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    Oh I'm sorry. I actually wrote the wrong error message. I've downloaded the ones of windows 7, not XP. But I get the same error message cept without the XP. I also posted the wrong link. Here's the fixes for win 7 http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

    I edited the first message with correct info.
     
  6. Recreation

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  7. Recreation

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    BTW,
    what about the SAS and MalwareBytes Scan's?
     
  8. Alienz225

    Alienz225 Thread Starter

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    Will HijackThis work?
     
  9. Recreation

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    HJT just scans your System.
    It doesn't knows whats useful and whats harmless.
     
  10. Recreation

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    Eh.....
    So it wont JUST WORK IN YOUR CASE
     
  11. Alienz225

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    Okay, I was just asking since I already had that installed. But I just installed both. Do I do full or quick scan?
     
  12. Recreation

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    See the above post.
    I said "a Quick Scan"
     
  13. Recreation

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    No problem regarding that ,lol
     
  14. Alienz225

    Alienz225 Thread Starter

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    lol, sorry. I'm just so worried.
     
  15. Recreation

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    Please move this to the Malware Removal Forums
    Hope you will get better assistance there.
     
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