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Windows 7: How do I get my shortcut items back after failed defragmentation


11 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I get my shortcut icons back after failed defragmentation

Hello. Today, while I was defragmenting my Computer, it shut down itself because I accidentaly unpluged the battery.

When I turned it back on, some of my shortcuts' icons started to miss. (Example on attachments.)

I already tried the IconCache thingy, but they are still missing.

Can you help me and give me other solutions?

Thanks



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11 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You might try a System Restore and see what that does for you. Open your Start Menu and type System Restore. Pick a date just before the problem happened. If you are not sure how to do one, follow this tutorial. System Restore Let us know if this worked. Thanks,
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12 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The thing is that... I don't have ANY restore points before this happened.
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12 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

You could try this Icon Cache - Rebuild
And welcome to the forum.
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12 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
You could try this Icon Cache - Rebuild
And welcome to the forum.
I already did it, but it didn't work.

Thanks
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12 Aug 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Try this Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

You could also try reinstalling skype and office..(or repair office)
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12 Aug 2012   #7

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

It's possible that the interrupted defrag caused file corruption -
see if this helps.....



Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....
type in the Search box

CMD.EXE

right-click on the only file that is found
Select Run as Administrator
- the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up
At the Command prompt, type
CHKDSK C: /F
and hit the Enter key.

You will be told that the drive is locked,
and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot.
The chkdsk will take a few hours depending on the size
of the drive, so be patient!
After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally
(possibly after a second auto-reboot) - then run the SFC.

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on the Start button
type in the Search box
CMD.EXE
right-click on the only file that is found
Select Run as Administrator - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up
At the Command prompt, type
SFC /SCANNOW
and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Post an MGADiag report with details of any error messages encountered.
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12 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, I'll try it next time I'll be on my computer and then tell you.

Thanks for the help.
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12 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The defrag may have borked the programs whose shortcuts are bad. For the start menu, try removing from the Start menu by right clicking the affected ones and Unpin from Start Menu. Then go to All programs, scroll to the ones you just removed and right click and Pin to start Menu.

Otherwise I suspect you'll need to reinstall those programs. Always make sure a defrag is not interrupted, place a big note on the computer.
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12 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatsukoi116 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
You could try this Icon Cache - Rebuild
And welcome to the forum.
I already did it, but it didn't work.

Thanks
Did you also try this;

Default File Type Associations - Restore

HTH
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