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Windows 7: I need help!

02 Nov 2010   #1
ToxicTears

Windows 7
 
 
I need help!

Okay, so I opened my computer and every one of my files, like internet explorer, and ALLLLL the icons are microsoft picture manager. So everything I try to open, opens picture manager and it says "file doesn't exist." I really don't know what's wrong or what to do about it. I tried restoring it, but it didn't work. If it's a virus, Norton hasn't picked up on it. I dunno what to do


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02 Nov 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi ToxicTears, welcome to the forums

You might want to look at Default File Type Associations - Restore and see if it helps.


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02 Nov 2010   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Follow Shark's advice. After that, It'd be a good idea to re-build the icon cache too.. Just in case if thats too causing or playing a part in the problem. Go to your %username%\appdata and search for a file 'IconCache.db' and delete it. Restart Explorer.exe process through task manager (end it first>file menu>new task>type Explorer.exe)
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02 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To restore the icon cache, there is a "fast path" tutorial Icon Cache - Rebuild
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02 Nov 2010   #5
ToxicTears

Windows 7
 
 

I think I'm going to cry. I can't fix anything. Now I can't even right click the desktop screen and bring up that little property window thing. Grawr.
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02 Nov 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

It sounds like a System Restore may be in order then.
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02 Nov 2010   #7
Orbit

Win7x64
 
 

Can Anyone Tell Me Can I Use The Old Vista's Taskbar Button For Switching Windows In 7.
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02 Nov 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbit View Post
Can Anyone Tell Me Can I Use The Old Vista's Taskbar Button For Switching Windows In 7.
Hi, and welcome to the forums

Can you elaborate a bit on exactly what it is you need please.
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02 Nov 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

After restore, Change to a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials or Avast.
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