faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 03:54:01


can u help me plz because i installed a faulty program and now folder icons
have been lost. i know i could live with this but it is really getting on my
nerves!!!
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Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by Ronnie Ver » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:02:59

Jamie

What program did you install that caused the problem?
What do the folder icons look like now?
Does this effect 'every' folder on the system or just certain folders?
Have you checked with the maker of that program?

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience

 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 18:50:00

its affected the folders, file folder, control panel, public network folder
and control panel, the program i used was this thing that changes icons, ive
scanned everything with norton 360 and windows defender no viruses so thats ok
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Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by Malk » Sun, 09 Mar 2008 23:21:25


Yes, yes, but you still didn't answer Mr. Vernon's question and give us the
name of the program that did the damage. You also didn't say what that
program's tech support people said. No one can address your issues
specifically without that information.

In lieu of providing that, consider doing a System Restore to before you
installed the Mystery Program.

Malke
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MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:33:03

the problem is that i cant really anwser it because i cant remember the
website, all i no it was called xperience.
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Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:36:00

i understand that u need the info to help me but isnt there any way i can put
a new default icon as it only affected certain icons
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Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by MV » Tue, 11 Mar 2008 03:48:40

Look in the registry for the key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell
Icons]

If it exists, delete it.

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Good Luck,

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by Ronnie Ver » Tue, 11 Mar 2008 04:12:31


Jamie

We do understand the problem you are having, the problem is that you just
refuse to provide any details? We cannot see your computer, so we rely on
you to give details about what you see.

You say it only affects certain icons, which icons?

Default icons are associated with the file types.
A file type is designated by it's file extension, such as .GIF, .JPG, .EXE,
.AVI, etc.
Each file type will have a different default icon.

Which file types are not displaying the proper icon?

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 03:51:02

ok i think i can anwser now it affects folders NOT files so this is the
details:
type: File Folder
there is nothing in the folder. If i put a new folder inthe folder icon is
still not correct and i can identify the icon it now displays it i: a icon
that doesnt know the program associated i think.

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Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by c2VhamFtaX » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 03:58:03

Mr Miller, thanks for the solution but how am i supposed to get the original
stuff back???

Jamie
 
 
 

faulty program caused my computer to lose icons

Post by MV » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 06:59:47

The 'original' stuff is elsewhere in the registry. This key doesn't exist
on a Vista system by default, but if it does, it overrides the 'original'
settings.

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Good Luck,

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]