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Windows 7: Adobe Reader icons take over desktop icons

13 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Adobe Reader icons take over desktop icons

In Windows 7, when adobe reader is installed, it takes over desktop icons, links no longer work. I uninstalled adobe reader, and everything was normal. When I reinstalled Adobe reader, again, most desktop icons were covered by Adobe icon... I used CC Cleaner, file type associations. I had to install Foxit Reader. I would like to be able to reinstall Adobe Reader'
thank you.... Turquoise gem...


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13 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Turquoise gem, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you haven't already tried this specific solution, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help. It will restore all default associations for lnk (shortcut) files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Aug 2012   #3

32 bit
 
 

LNK fix will help you.You need to reboot the system for changes to take place
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13 Aug 2012   #4

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Shawn77,
I will try it
Turquoise gem
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15 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
adobe reader icons take over desktop icons

Hello Shawn 77, My problems is solved, thanks to your advice. Thank you very much Turquoise Gem
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15 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. That's great news.
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