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Windows 7: Windows 7 desktop icons

12 Mar 2012   #1
jes173

Win 7 64x
 
 
Windows 7 desktop icons

My Windows Desktop icons have taken on a strange look (picture attached). They still work but I want my pretty pictures. I have tried rebooting and even rebooting into Safe Mode. Any more ideas?




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12 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jes,

It looks like your shortcut arrow overlay icon got messed up somehow. Using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to restore the default shortcut arrow should be able to fix this for you.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Mar 2012   #3
jes173

Win 7 64x
 
 

I have found your batch file via Google and tried it already. The problem remains. This started several months ago when I decided that I need a domain controller in my home and joined the domain. This PC is just on a workgroup now. I am told that this is pretty common when a computer detaches from a domain.
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12 Mar 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Brink, how about rebuilding the icon cache on this one or completely removing the arrow from the icon.

Are they showing that way in your start menu also ?
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12 Mar 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jes173 View Post
I have found your batch file via Google and tried it already. The problem remains. This started several months ago when I decided that I need a domain controller in my home and joined the domain. This PC is just on a workgroup now. I am told that this is pretty common when a computer detaches from a domain.
What BAT file?

Option One using the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover program in that tutorial to change the icon to the default shortcut arrow should restore it.
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12 Mar 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Brink, how about rebuilding the icon cache on this one or completely removing the arrow from the icon.

Are they showing that way in your start menu also ?
Hello AddRAM,

Since the shortcut arrow is a overlay on the icon and not the actual icon, rebuilding the icon cache will not work.
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