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Windows 7: Icons problem

20 Feb 2011   #1
rok0191

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Icons problem

Hello.

I have problems with icons on desktop and in explorer. In front of icon of programs on desktop appeares Windows default icons. Icons of programs are still visible behind them. I tried to fix it with system restore, IconCache rebuild an Avast antivirus chech but nothing helped... Iīm enclosing printscreen of my desktop.

I am asking you to help me with the solution.

Thank you for help and have a nice day.




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20 Feb 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rok, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your shortcut arrow overlay icon is messed up and using a default icon instead of the arrow. If so, then doing METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default shortcut arrow overlay icon may be able to fix this for you.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2011   #3
rok0191

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much, it helped with desktop icons.

But explorer icons are still the same... Do you know how to fix it?
Iīm enclosing the printscreen.

Thank you very much,
Rok.


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20 Feb 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, that's good news so far. One down.


See if downloading and merging the folder and Directory options in the tutorial below may be able to fix the folder icons after restarting the computer. They restore the default associations for them.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 Feb 2011   #5
rok0191

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Thanks for this link, it helped with some files and libraries. But unfortunatly I still didn`t succeed with folders... Do you maybe know any other way to fix it?

Thank you very much for help,
Rok.
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21 Feb 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you install or do anything before this happened? It may be related, and could determine what may need to be done to finish fixing it.

For now, you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help. You may need to run it a few times if it finds problems and cannot fix them all.
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22 Feb 2011   #7
rok0191

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

No I didnīt install anything... I also checked with Avast but in found nothing.
I tried now with scf /scannow command and for first time it founc some errors but it all fix it. Second times it didnīt found anything. But icons are still the same... Unfortunatly nothing helped.

I tried everything but no success...

Thanks for help,
Rok
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22 Feb 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rok,

You might try doing another system restore using a older restore point (if available) dated before the icons got messed up to see if that may help.

If not, and you have a retail copy of Windows 7 installed, then you could do a repair install to fix it.
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26 Jan 2013   #9
manos1097

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Try to change the icons size to bigger and then restore the size. To do this right click on desktop-->appearance-->choose whatever you want and then apply... relog and then maybe icons will be fixed. This worked with me, maybe it help you too
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