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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Changed!?

11 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Desktop Icons Changed!?

Hello,

Restarted and Windows 7 desktop icons are now partially obscured by what looks to be some kind of 'preview' page, or something (small page-like display at lower left corner of icon with a dog-ear on the top right).

What happened and how do I get rid of these...it's annoying the %$#@* out of me!

Thanks!

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11 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you have a restore point before this started, that may be the best fix.

System Restore

If not, you can try rebuilding your icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

A Guy
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11 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Went back using System Restore.

I used a program to remove the Desktop Icon 'arrows' & it removed the arrows but gave me something worse!

All ok now..
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11 Sep 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, now you can do it correctly if you wish (make a system restore point 1st, lol)

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

A Guy
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11 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Out of curiosity, what program was it?
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11 Sep 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps Winbubble?

A Guy
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11 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Strange, it seems it's for Vista, perhaps it may cause stability issues.

If Ozzie still wishes to do the tweak, I can make a very good software recommendation.
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12 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager program.

It was for Vista...but I was informed it would work for 7 also...not the case, it seems...

Sure...I'll take anything that works!
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12 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use a program, TuneUp Utilities, you can change Windows 7 settings which are hard to find. I strongly recommend it. Alas, it isn't free, but it works great.

If you want a free program, I could search for one if you wish.
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12 Sep 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Remedy for Changed Icon

Probably its because of newly installed desktop enhancer, system restore may not help with this problem.Try it .if you are luck then it may help uhttp://cdn.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/mad.png
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