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Windows 7: How do I Restore Icon images on desktop?


25 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
How do I Restore Icon images on desktop?

While I have been installing various programs, some of my desktop icons have been overlaid as can be seen on attachment.

Any ideas why and how to revert please?




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25 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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25 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basils57 View Post
While I have been installing various programs, some of my desktop icons have been overlaid as can be seen on attachment.

Any ideas why and how to revert please?
I have no idea as to why it happened, but you could try rebuilding the icon cache;

Icon Cache - Rebuild

PS: If one of the programs you installed was for a "Themes" program, you may want to consider uninstalling it.

HTH
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25 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Basils,

That looks like the shortcut arrow overlay on the icon has been messed up. Using the tutorial below to restore the default shortcut arrow overlay should fix that for you.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks guys, I tried Icon Cache - Rebuild and that didn't work, so I'll have a go at your suggestion next Brink and report back.
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27 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

That did it Brink, thanks again.
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27 Sep 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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