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Windows 7: HELP!! Windows file icons on my desktop!!?? how to get rid of them??

1 Week Ago   #1
Dazzajl

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
HELP!! Windows file icons on my desktop!!?? how to get rid of them??

Hi fellow forum members

I have an issue with my desktop, I logged in today and seem to have all of the system
file icons as well as my normal desktop icons on my screen?
I`m not sure what I have pressed or how to get rid of them and just go back to my normal desktop shortcuts rather than all these system files?

Could someone please help

I`m running Windows 7 64bit

Thank you in advance


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1 Week Ago   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Dazzajl, welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried to reboot the computer as that will sometimes clear a messy start up.
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1 Week Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

Witch system file icons?
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1 Week Ago   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Have you made changes in Folder Option? If so click Restore Defaults and that should return your desktop to normal


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1 Week Ago   #5
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dazzajl, Lance1 beat me to it!
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6 Days Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I would un mark Hide Extensions for known file types.
Have extensions hidden is the easiest way to run a malicious file.
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6 Days Ago   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I would un mark Hide Extensions for known file types.
Have extensions hidden is the easiest way to run a malicious file.
Yes I've seen this but never on any of my systems. For example "malicious.jpg.exe" Never Run Anything That Looks Like This That Adds "EXE" In The Extension


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