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Windows 7: Desktop application shortcuts appear as adobe image as the icon?

16 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x 64 bit
Desktop application shortcuts appear as adobe image as the icon?

Half my desktop icons have the same adobe icon? How do I get the proper icon that came originally. Any ideas how to fix. (Programs still work, but takes time to easily find what you are after on the desktop?) ........... Thanks - John

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16 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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