Quote: Originally Posted by baileyd1975
I have absolutely no idea what has happened to my computer. It was working fine when I left, when I cam home I have lost all my icons(shortcuts). My wife said that she tried to copy some pictures from her SD card to the hard drive. I have no idea if this caused the problem, but all of my icons are leading to the microsoft photo viewer. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
Thanks in advance.
1. Do a system restore. Pick a date BEFORE this problem as your restore point. System Restore Point - Create
If that does not help, please clarify ....
>>>> I have lost all my icons(shortcuts)
>>>> but all of my icons are leading to the microsoft photo viewer.
If you lost all your icons, how did you know the icons led you to Photo Viewer ?
2." I have lost all my icons(shortcuts) ".....
Press CTRL + Alt + Delete keys together at the ame time > select Task Manager > Processes tab > right click
> click End Process > Applications tab > click New Task... > in the Open box, type explorer.exe
> click OK
Are the icons/shorcuts back on the desktop ?
3." all my icons are leading to the microsoft photo viewer " .....
Use this tutorial to .....Restore File Type Associations Default File Type Associations - Restore
Read the instructions #1 through 7 > then scroll down and click at EXE - executable application files > then follow the instructions.
Scroll down and select LNK - shortcut link (LNK ) files and do the same as EXE.
Do the icons open to correct programs now ?