Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
It may be the setup options that were selected when installing Adobe Illustrator that did it.
Are all of the affected icons for shortcuts? If so, then try using the LNK (lnk) download in the tutorial below to restore the default associations for shortcuts (lnk) file types to see if that may be able to fix this for you. Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
i believe they were...all of the office icons were shortcuts i sent to desktop from the start menu when i installed office.
unsure about the other icons, but i bet they were as well.
however, STEAM (The gaming program) is one of the affected icons, and it was not a shortcut i created.
i will try this in the morning hope it works.