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Windows 7: Shortcuts are looking quite strange.


28 Apr 2012   #1

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Shortcuts are looking quite strange.

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After I restarted my computer my shortcuts started appearing this way. I already tried system restoring and that did not change the problem at all. Please tell me how to fix this problem.




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28 Apr 2012   #2

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Have a go at running a system file check. It almost appears as if the file containing the little arrow icon is damaged.
Give a shot at a system file check.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't work you can try rebuilding the icon cache, which would be the second method.
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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28 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

So..I followed the steps and did everything it said but i have absolutely no idea what that did...How do i know if it actually changed anything? Like fixing a corrupted file.
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28 Apr 2012   #4

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It should tell you if it found problems.
The icon rebuild is the next step, I edited into the post above you may have missed it.
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28 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Oh my god. You have no idea how happy I am right now. It worked. The second option you posted up worked. =D
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28 Apr 2012   #6

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Glad to help If you happen back by go up to the top at your first post and mark the thread solved
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