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Windows 7: changing icons

06 Sep 2010   #1

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changing icons

I tried to open a program using the open with option and it changed the icons for every program on my laptop. I changed the desktop (network, my computer etc) icons back to default but can't manage to change the others. If i go into properties for the program and change it that way it doesn't do anything. Any help???

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06 Sep 2010   #3

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Hello Kirbyanita, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may be able to fix this by doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change with "Open with" to undo it.

Hope this helps,
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