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Windows 7: Adobe taking over icons

20 May 2014   #1
fisherpam

Windows 7
 
 
Adobe taking over icons

Help, I must have opened with adobe, now it has changed most of my icons. I read about this happening in the past. I am not computer literate but need a fix. Help.....


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20 May 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello fisherpam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file in the tutorial below for the listed file extension(s) that is happening with to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 May 2014   #3
fisherpam

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Shawn, however, that is to complex for me....
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20 May 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fisherpam View Post
Thanks Shawn, however, that is to complex for me....
Do you have a friend who could assist you?
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20 May 2014   #5
fisherpam

Windows 7
 
 

I will try to find one... thanks. I will let you know how I make out.
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20 May 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you know what type of files this is happening with?

If so, I can help point you in the right direction.
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20 May 2014   #7
fisherpam

Windows 7
 
 

Under my start icon, the following are pdf icons; internet explorer, Microsoft word starter, Skype, disk cleanup, calculator, Microsoft office.
On the desk top: google chrome, AVG 2014, AVG PC tune up, Skype.
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20 May 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like it could be for shortcuts.

If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the listed .lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial to restore it's default associations and see if that fixes it. It won't hurt anything since it's default settings.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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22 May 2014   #9
fisherpam

Windows 7
 
 

I ended up doing a system restore and that worked. Thanks for all your help!!
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22 May 2014   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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