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Windows 7: Desktop Icons not displaying properley

15 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64Acer Veriton bit
Desktop Icons not displaying properley

Today I downloaded Vista Icon Manager but it wouldn't work. I did some work on the PC then turned it off.
When I turned back on again all my desktop icons except "resident" programmes have a square in front of them. The squares were originally black but have now changed to the "Windows File ". I presume these squares are the lay over arrows that come with shortcuts.
I have uninstalled Vista Icon manager from the PC but to no avail.
Any ideas ? Thanks in advance

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15 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Hombrex, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If it's just the shortcut arrow overlay messed up on the icon of shortcuts, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to restore the default arrow.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
Otherwise, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo and fix it.

Hope this helps,

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