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Windows 7: Icons look weird..

16 Jan 2013   #1
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Icons look weird..









My icons look like this..the second image is music files (music files are not supposed to look like that). I tried doing a system restore but it didn't work. :\


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16 Jan 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have a look at these tutorials, may help
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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16 Jan 2013   #3
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Have a look at these tutorials, may help
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Icon Cache - Rebuild
I tried both and it didn't work.
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16 Jan 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Malware?

Have you checked for malware (viruses, trojans, etc.)?

Did you install any new programs (or updates) prior to this problem appearing?
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17 Jan 2013   #5
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Have you checked for malware (viruses, trojans, etc.)?

Did you install any new programs (or updates) prior to this problem appearing?

Yes, I checked for virus. Avast detected nothing, but Malwarebytes detected a trojan. I removed the trojan, but the icons are still the same.

I downloaded IconPackager and installed different icons on my computer. However, when I applied my old icons back, the icons were like this..
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17 Jan 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Have you installed any 3rd party Theme packs?
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17 Jan 2013   #7
yoshi986

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Have you installed anything new before this happened because that can cause stuff to change
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17 Jan 2013   #8
f14tomcat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nathan02 View Post








My icons look like this..the second image is music files (music files are not supposed to look like that). I tried doing a system restore but it didn't work. :\
Win 7 tends to show the icon associated with the default program used to open the file, like Notepad, VLC, etc. Maybe cause Camtasia can be used with music files, that ext is associated with Camtasia's icon. Try setting the extension of your music file (like .wma) to open with another media player and see what your icon looks like.
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17 Jan 2013   #9
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Have you installed any 3rd party Theme packs?
No I didn't. All I did was change the icons.
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17 Jan 2013   #10
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yoshi986 View Post
Have you installed anything new before this happened because that can cause stuff to change
No I didn't install anything. All I did was change my icons back to normal, and this was my result.
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