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Windows 7: Program Icon BIG issues

03 Aug 2010   #1
szaro1107

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Program Icon BIG issues

So this morning, I turned on my PC (I run Windows 7 Ultimate), and I see something odd.

All of my Programs on the taskbar were different, their icons had been replaced by pieces of paper with the Internet Explorer logo on it. So I tried opening one. Instead of Google Chrome opening for example, A window would open up saying "Do you want to open or save this file?" Pressing either option simply closes the window and makes it re-appear a moment later.

Also all the programs in the start menu look like this too. Even Snippets and Calculator.

This has NEVER happened.

All my programs still WORK, but in order to access them I have to go to Start/ My Computer/ Drive C:/ Program Files/ and open up the program from its native folder.

Plus when I try to click a folder-shortcut to My Music on the desktop(That also has the IE/paper logo) it opens an unstoppable ever-looping window that opens and closes and re-opens and re-closes no matter what process I close, and what I click. I had to restart my computer. This is all a HUGE hassle.

I run 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate with a 500gb Hard Drive.


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03 Aug 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello ! Welcome to SF !

Go to this link Default File Type Associations - Restore and download for lnk (LNK) and use the Registry key in that to fix this issue. Basically i think the associations for INK might have broken so we are restoring it.

Good Luck,
Captain
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03 Aug 2010   #3
szaro1107

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

There is no link for INK, theres INI and INF
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03 Aug 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by szaro1107 View Post
There is no link for INK, theres INI and INF
Here http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-shortcut-.zip
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03 Aug 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I think the Capt meant .lnk, not .ink.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I think the Capt meant .lnk, not .ink.
Yes .. My bad
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by szaro1107 View Post
So this morning, I turned on my PC (I run Windows 7 Ultimate), and I see something odd.

All of my Programs on the taskbar were different, their icons had been replaced by pieces of paper with the Internet Explorer logo on it. So I tried opening one. Instead of Google Chrome opening for example, A window would open up saying "Do you want to open or save this file?" Pressing either option simply closes the window and makes it re-appear a moment later.

Also all the programs in the start menu look like this too. Even Snippets and Calculator.

This has NEVER happened.

All my programs still WORK, but in order to access them I have to go to Start/ My Computer/ Drive C:/ Program Files/ and open up the program from its native folder.

Plus when I try to click a folder-shortcut to My Music on the desktop(That also has the IE/paper logo) it opens an unstoppable ever-looping window that opens and closes and re-opens and re-closes no matter what process I close, and what I click. I had to restart my computer. This is all a HUGE hassle.

I run 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate with a 500gb Hard Drive.
+1 to captain..

Try a system restore to restore the .lnt associations..
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