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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Problem

15 Jun 2010   #1
Tarkus13

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop Icons Problem

I just installed a new HD on my laptop and Win 7. After installing a few small apps and games, most of my icons changed. See attached screenshot. I hope there is an easy fix. Thanks.




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15 Jun 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Tarkus13,

Try going into the Preferences of each of the programs you just installed, and looking for a setting called "icon overlays" or "shortcut icon" or something, and disabling that. I've seen similar behavior from antivirus software such as Norton 360, but since that overlay looks disc-software-related I would start with CDBurnerXP, if that was one of the recently installed programs you mentioned.

Let me know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jun 2010   #3
Tarkus13

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. Actually your term "icon overlays" gave me a clue. I d/l a Microsoft program that did the trick.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What program and where did you find it?
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16 Jun 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you do something to try to remove the shortcut arrow before and that is what caused the problem? If so, did you use FxVisor to put the shortcut arrow back? Just trying to understand what you did to actually fix the problem.
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16 Jun 2010   #7
Tarkus13

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure, but I suspect it may have started when I installed AVAST AV. I just took a shot with FxVisor which sole purpose is to get red of the arrows. But it worked for my problem.
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16 Jun 2010   #8
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Glad to hear FxVisor worked to get rid of the overlays, Tarkus13. I bet Avast was in fact responsible. Let us know if you need anything else!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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