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Windows 7: HELP!! Icons faded on my toshiba!!!

04 Aug 2011   #1
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 
HELP!! Icons faded on my toshiba!!!

Hey all,

New member here, and very happy to be here. Several weeks back I got a virus, got rid of it (at least I think so) but when restored my Toshiba, some of the icons on my desktop, documents, video, and music were faded. Can this be fixed?? Thanks a million everyone!!


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04 Aug 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It will be better if you post screenshot here from that icons.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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04 Aug 2011   #3
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 

Hold on think I found a thread, where someone had the same problem.
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04 Aug 2011   #4
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 

It looks like this...


This is from another poster.. but although he/she managed to fix it uninstalling a program, I can't seem to find a program which would've created my problem. thanks.
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04 Aug 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clayton8321 View Post
It looks like this...


This is from another poster.. but although he/she managed to fix it uninstalling a program, I can't seem to find a program which would've created my problem. thanks.
Hello Clayton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It appears that the faded files were set to be hidden. They are faded because you have folder options set to show hidden system files.

You might see if using the tutorial below to unhide the hidden (faded) files may be able to help.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Aug 2011   #6
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

I'd lay money that Brink is correct. The only other thing I can think of has to do with the fact that they are shortcuts. If you restored it's possible that the file path is no longer accurate, or was temporarily unusable.

EDIT: oops, just realized that it's not your screenshot, so this may not apply to you.
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04 Aug 2011   #7
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys, I'm going to try what Brink suggested. I'll let you guys know.
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04 Aug 2011   #8
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 

BRINK YOU'RE THE BEST!! yeah i right clicked on each and the "hidden" button was checked. Why did it check itself? Is it because I had a virus?
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04 Aug 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Clayton. I'm happy that we were able to help.

A virus could have set the attributes for them to be hidden among other nasty things.
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04 Aug 2011   #10
clayton8321

windows 7
 
 

Thanks again!!
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