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Windows 7: Desktop icons don't display correctly (see screenshot)


13 May 2012   #1
Foliofotos

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Desktop icons don't display correctly (see screenshot)

Suddenly, my desktop icons seem to have another 'layer' on top the correct icon. Please see screenshot, which makes more sense than me!
Any help would be very much appreciated, as it's driving me nuts!!
Thanks

Phil




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13 May 2012   #2
koolkat77

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Welcome to SF Foliofotos

Have you tried this: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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13 May 2012   #3
Foliofotos

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Yes, tried that a couple of times, but didn't work. As you can see, each icon has another 'common' icon placed over the top, but I have NO idea why!!
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13 May 2012   #4
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Foliofotos View Post
Yes, tried that a couple of times, but didn't work. As you can see, each icon has another 'common' icon placed over the top, but I have NO idea why!!
Sorry I edited my post. Please check the link again.
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13 May 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

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Hello Foliofotos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you use OPTION ONE in the tutorial above to restore the default shortcut arrow overlay?
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13 May 2012   #6
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Foliofotos View Post
Yes, tried that a couple of times, but didn't work. As you can see, each icon has another 'common' icon placed over the top, but I have NO idea why!!
Actually those are the shortcut overlays, the arrows ... somehow changed to the generic icons.
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14 May 2012   #7
Foliofotos

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

After trying the suggested fix, I gave up and turned the computer off. This morning .... yes, everything is fine, so thanks so much for all the suggestions!

Phil
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14 May 2012   #8
koolkat77

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Glad.

Thanks for posting back.
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