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Windows 7: All Program icons look like a piece of paper???

18 Feb 2010   #1
Eck

Windows 7
 
 
All Program icons look like a piece of paper???

Hi,

Recently I changed all administrative rights on my computer to be able to install a work related system. Once I rebooted and came back up all of my icons are blank piece of paper with the corner turned over and stuff in the middle. IE is still the correct "e", my antivirus is correct, but other than that all programs have changed to the blank paper icon.


Thank you for your help in advance!



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18 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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18 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

This is a relatively common problem. If you still have problems, just post again and you will be given assistance.

After everything is just the way you want it, make a sytem restore point, with a name with some meaning to you, like " Everything changed and good"
You may, also, want to make a system image after the changes, this way if you have future problems they will be very easy to resolve. Wish you luck.
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18 Feb 2010   #4
Eck

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you both for you help on this, but this did not fix my problem. It changed the icons in my task bar only, from a piece of paper to what looks like a screen shot of explorer. Icons on my desktop remain the same.
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18 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

Maybe this will do the trick.


Always make a system restore before attempting repairs.
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18 Feb 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't suppose that you didn't refresh the desktop after rebuilding the cache?
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19 Feb 2010   #7
Eck

Windows 7
 
 

Good call, but yes I did refresh my desktop along with rebooting. Do you think this has anything to do with the administrative rights?
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09 Feb 2011   #8
Cloutiertyler

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did the exact same thing, and have the exact same problem. Could you let me know it you found a solution?
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09 Feb 2011   #9
alexjames2320

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

well i saw that on a friend's computer i will ask him and see if he found the solution my friend
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