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my shortcut icons changes to vlc whenever i install it

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Answer: all my shortcut icons changes to vlc whenever i install it

Download the vlc file then instead of running it Save it somewhere.Double click the saved file and see if that installs any better.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello,
I recently purchased a new Windows 10 laptop, and it has an odd issue which my old Windows 10 machine didn't...

All the icons on the desktop (except the Recycle Bin) are showing shortcut overlays (little blue arrows on the lower-left corner of the icon) - whether the icon is an actual shortcut (just a pointer to a file/folder stored elsewhere) or whether it is a file (stored in the "C:\Users\MY_USER_ACCOUNT\Desktop" folder).

This is really irritating me, since I frequently use the desktop for temporary files (like downloads, etc) and like to clean it up every so often.

I have attempted to "restore" the default shortcut behavior via registry settings (Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials ) but that didn't change the issue I am seeing.

I would like the overlays to display properly - with overlays on actual shortcuts, and no overlays on files/folders located in the "Desktop" folder on disk.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior? Any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!
~Heather

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Can change folder and shortcut icons with XP features, but is there an XP feature or 3rd party software package (possibly freeware) that can change (all extension types) file icons ?
Am looking at shareware (about $20) 'IconChanger 3.7' but not sure what file extensions it can work with (have emailed IC tech support for that list, but have not yet heard back).
Any ideas ?
 

Answer:How to change file/s icons in addition to folder & shortcut icons ???

I've found a couple of free ones. There's the XP Transformation Pack which will make XP look like Vista (I think). I have another one, but I can't remember what it's called or where I downloaded it from. I think I have the info at home (I'm at work right know) and if I find it, I'll be sure to post it...

Edit: here's one I found whilst Googling. It's an icon pack for about 30 or 40 different extensions....
http://interfacelift.com/icons-win/details.php?id=1928 Their home page provides access to a bunch of other icons... check it out.. If you're interested in making your own icons, there's lots of tools out there. The free ones are OK but usually limited in features. IconCool is one of the better ones, but it's not free. I Googled "XP icons" and found lots of stuff...

Edit #2: if you have seen icons already on your PC that you'd like to extract for personal use, use IconSnatcher. It will look inside EXE files and DLL files (and lots of others) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/iconsnatcher.html
 

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Hi,
I was playing with Virtualbox and decided to instal Win 7 32 sp1 Ultimate. And one of the things I noticed were that protected folders have a lock but on my host computer (the one running virtualbox) in the protected folders instead of the lock I get a shortcut.
This is what i get in the new windows installation:
And this is what I get on the same folder but in the host (the real) computer:

The host computer has Windows 7 64 sp1 ultimate so the only difference is the virtual computer has 32 and the real one 64, I don't think that affects the problem.
So, how can I get back o restore the locked icons?
Thanks

Answer:I've got shortcut icons instead of locked icons on protected folders

Have you changed permissions? Are you running under the hidden Administrator account or have UAC turned off?

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Question: IE shortcut icons

Hi
I have changed the icons on folders I have on the desktop using jpgs and gifs and an icon converter. The IE explorer shortcuts I have, wont be changed this way. Is there any ideas out there.
Using XP & IE7
Cheers
 

Answer:IE shortcut icons

Are you trying to change the original IE icon that doesn't have the shortcut arrow? If so, you won't be able to change it. Instead, RIGHT click the IE icon and choose create shortcut. Now you can change the shortcut icon and delete the original from the desktop.
 

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Question: Shortcut Icons

Is there anyway to remove the arrow in shortcut icons WITHOUT screwing over the favorite links folder??

thanks!

Answer:Shortcut Icons

Hi Colt,

This will show you how.

Shortcut Arrow

Shawn

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Question: Shortcut icons

Using Windows 98 SE the shortcut icons all contain in the lower left corner a curved arrow. How do I eliminate this arrow? I have tried Tweakui but the arrows remain. Is it necessary to fiddle with the registry?
 

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I am running XP sp1 my computer is virus free as far as I know, but some of my short cut icons have started not to work, if a make a shortcut for the desk top for my A Drive (floppy) or E Drive (dvd/cd) or my F Drive (cd/rw) they will only work for that session ie once the computer is switched off then on again they will not work any more, however I also have a D Drive (zip) and that always works ok as does the C Drive (hard drive) shortcut. Can anyone help ?

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Hey guys! I am sure this is a simple fix, that you guys can help me with.
In Office 97 on Win98 se, the Office Shortcut Bar icons have all changed to what looks like a sheet of paper. If you roll the mouse over them, it will display what each icon is. I have closed the bar and re-opened it, removed all the buttons then readded and it is still the same. I imagine that I can uninstall and reinstall, or even repair the current installation, but before I do that is there a quicker solution to getting the correct icons back.

Thanks a lot guys,

J
 

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My son and wife, (dangerous combination) were using the pc last night. When I switch on this morning, all the shortcuts on the desktop have gone!. Curious, even the undeletable ones, Recycle bin etc has dissapeared.How did they do it?How can I recover it with the min. workCheersLandyman

Answer:Win 98, all shortcut icons gone this morning?

Have you checked the obvious? Right click the desktop and from arrange icons by is show desktop icons ticked?

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Since I started using Firefox (set as default browser) several weeks ago, some of the Internet Shortcuts on the desktop have changed to the Firefox icon, while some remain showing the old IE icon.The ones that have changed to FF have done that on their own, I haven't done it.I don't get the FF icon choice in the "change icon" dialog for the IE shortcuts, so how can I get them all changed to the FF icon.Is it something to do with the IconCache, which I've read about, but don't know enough about to proceed.

Answer:Internet Shortcut Icons

What operating system are you using?

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Since installing IE7, I've found that some of the icons of my Internet Shortcuts are getting changed on the fly.Not only is it annoying that Microsoft allows websites to change things that I have specifically set-up (i.e. the icons), but I have the problem that, on the Quick Launch for example, several shortcuts now have the same icon ('cos they point to different parts of the same website). It's no good just changing them back to what I had before as the next time I visit the site they just get overwritten again.Is there a setting somewhere that I can use to prevent my choice of icon being overriddden?

Answer:IE7 changes Internet shortcut icons on the fly.

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Hi guys,Have been with Win 7 since release and had a small niggle with shortcut icons being slow to appear. For example the shortcute in my start menu - More programs. Also I have a folder on my desktop with my game shortcuts in, the folder opens imediately with the game nems but the pictures are slow to appear. Mayb a second or two, is this a clow hard disk? My WEI shows my Hard disk as having a low rating.Thnaks

Answer:Shortcut icons slow to appear

Have you tried this tip>>INCREASE ICON CACHE SPEEDTHIS SHOULD SPEED UP ICONS ON DESKTOP WHEN STARTING COMPUTER.[HKEY LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFT, MICROSOFT, WINDOWS, CURRENT VERSION, EXPLORERI CREATED A NEW KEY (STRING VALUE) CALLEDMAXCACHEDICONS AND MODIFIED IT TO 8192

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I run Windows XP Home SE. I left my computer for a while yesterday and when I returned all of my shortcut icons on my desktop were on the left side of my screen and there was a vertical panel on the left side with icons for the control panel and lots of other things. I can't get rid of the panel and when I try to line up my icons by dragging and dropping them, they will not stay in place. They just go back to the other side of the screen. It seems to me that I had this problem once with Windows 98, but I can't remember how I fixed it. Could someone help me get my desktop back in order. Thanks in advance.
Red
 

Answer:Shortcut icons on desktop

Right click on a blank area of the desktop and mouse over to 'Arrange Icons By >' and a menu will come up. Make sure there is no check mark next to 'Auto Arrange' by clicking on it. I prefer to enable 'Align To Grid' to keep the icons lined up neatly, but I can still put them where-ever I want. As to the vertical panel thing with icons for the control panel and such... I know what you're talking about, but I can't remember how to get rid of it. I'd have to be physically sitting at the PC and I'd just start trying to drag it here or there, right click on it and see what options come up, and just mess around with it. Yeah, not great advice, but without actually using the PC, I'm not sure exactly how to remove it.
 

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Hi TechSupportGuy,
When I boot up my computer I get a warning that the specific Module CTMBHA DLL is missing.
My shortcut icons on my screen have turned white and I cannot access some sites such as Facebook.
I would appreciate if you could help me sort this out.

Regards
Tony
 

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In XP, using the "Tweak UI" tool it was possible to dim or remover the little shortcut arrow from desktop icons. Is there any way to do that in Win 10?

Answer:Modifying shortcut icons

Hello FrFrog,

The tutorial below may be able to help for what you are wanting to do.

Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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Hi
I hope it is OK to just ask a question here - apologies if I breaf forum etiquette!
When I create a new desktop shortcut to a webpage, I like to assign a distinctive icon to it - either an ICO file, or it seems possible to assign a BMP bitmap image.
Trouble is, windows keeps changing it back to the default internet shortcut icon.
Any ideas why, and how to stop it?
Thanks!
Trev

Answer:Internet shortcut icons

Hello,
Have you tried this
How To Change The Icons In Windows Vista

To change my Icons I just use tuneup uttilities 2009.

~fastboy42~

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Hey everyone, recently all my icons on my desktop and in the start Menu have disappeared (except a few such as iTunes and MSWord).  I can't figure out what happened.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Shortcut Icons issues...

Welcome to Computerhope soccermandude. Have you tried right clicking on the desktop screen...when you get arrange icons...click Show Desktop Icons ? :-?

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Shortcut images are missing,only arrows and white images (.exe shortcuts).

Answer:Shortcut icons are missing W7

Teem, Check out the links below.How To Rebuild Icon Cache In Windows 7 To Repair Iconshttp://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...Icon Cache Rebuilder For Windows 7http://www.intowindows.com/icon-cac...Take your pick.Tufenuf

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My friend's new Sony laptop started having the icons on his desktop shortcuts change intermittantly. The usual curved arrow is on them most of the time, then they will change to a gray X for about 10 minutes, then to a green checkmark for a while, then back to the curved arrow. The only backup software he has installed is Carbonite, and the Carbonite support tech says the X's are not from Carbonite, which uses green and orange dots. (And I don't think Carbonite backs up shortcuts anyway). He does have Dropbox installed, but it is only set to monitor one folder. Any ideas?

Thanks

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help please when I start a program using icons after I close the program the shortcut icon remains lit up till I click anywhere on screen how to fix this problem please

Answer:shortcut icons on desktop

Skeggy run these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleepingcomputer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans
Be wary of the add ons that ADW use now.

and if you haven't got it use CCLeaner
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

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I have just read on anothers string, that I could put all my shortcut icons from my desktop, onto the taskbar (the area beween the Start button and the System Tray)and then have a completely clean desktop.Please, before I do so, have I understood correctly or not? It makes for neatness and if so, it would suit me.Advice guys please

Answer:Shortcut icons onto the taskbar

Only you will know if it suits you,Try it if you do not like it change it back.

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Hi all.
I have a really frustrating situation. I want to get rid of that overlay on my app shortcuts on desktop, but can't do it.
I tried all methods - deleting icon cache file, lowering UAC, replacing icon with another etc...but no avail.

I don't want to lower UAC settings as its for security.

Thing is, I'm logged on as administrator, but just a few app shortcuts have this overlay shield (Lotro for example).
I thought it's use is for non-admins to run certain apps easier, but why is it showing overlay if I'm admin?

It' not just that icons become really ugly, it's also I need to confirm I want to run that program. Isn't it unneccessary if I'm admin?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm not sure what happened, but some applications and their associated files have lost their icons somehow. Tried looking up some solutions to this, but I haven't found any that worked for me.

word document
office icons missing

Answer:missing shortcut icons

Hi eft890... welcome to sevenforums
try to re-install that program...

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I am running XP Home and have created shortcuts to my DVD Rom and CD writer from the My Computer Icon onto my desktop, however after a couple of uses the icons refuse to change to the icon that is on the CD and when clicking them, windows gives the error message that it is searching for the Q:\ drive, or that the icons target has changed and would I like to delete it. If I delete it to the bin then open the bin, the icon is displaying the CDs icon picture! If I then restore it to my desktop the Icon reverts back to the normal CD icon but still won't connect to the CD. I can make a new Icon from My Computer, but then it all starts again after a couple of uses. I have checked for viruses and found none using Symantec antiVirus 2002. Please can anyone help sort out this annoying problem

Answer:DVD/CD Shortcut Icons not behaving

i found that after a fresh install of xp home my D:\ drive cdrom was labled as Q:\ for some reason also.i would try renaming it.first,make a restore point then delete the shortcut to the drive. change it back to D:\ again by clicking:control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk managementright click the drive and select change drive letter and paths,rename it back to D:\ again.create a new shortcut.

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Shortcuts used to be indicated by a fairly unobtrusive arrow in the corner. A few days ago they changed to an overly visible white arrow in a green circle in the lower middle of the program icon. Then they changed to a gray X in the corner. Now they're back to the arrow in the green circle. What's going on?

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing

1. Try right click at the desktop > click Refresh.

2. Go to your Resolution window, change it to a different resolution and then back.
Settings > System > Display > right side, click Advanced Display Settings > change the resolution and then back to Recommended setting.

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HiOn my desktop I have shortcut icons, each time I switch on my comp, some of my icons appear like this: Any idea how I can get the icons to appear showing the correct website?ThanksPaul

Answer:Desktop Shortcut - Icons

I'm confused as to what you're asking.Icons appear like what?Icon showing a website? - what do you mean? - do you mean what the icons link to, or what they look like?

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It used to be that if you dragged a url to the desktop to create a shortcut, the site's icon would be the shortcut icon.... recently all of those kind of desktop icons disappeared (although when you look at properties, they are still there).

Anyone know how to make this happen? All those stupid Es on the desktop suck <g>

thanks

tom
 

Answer:IE shortcut icons disappear???

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hi, im kinda young and new to vista so i need some help..

the thing is... i want to change the overlay text for my shortcut .. something like this.

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V

so.. yeap. thats all for now. please help me .. thank you. ^^

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Hi!
I am quite a new user of Windows Vista (not because I have ever wanted to use it, but because I was forced to do so -> standard laptop equipment).

I have a problem with icons. Recently, having installed some video codecs (_probably_ because of that), I found that my explorer (and desktop as well) icons of shortcuts crushed. It means: there are still those beautiful big and so on icons, but in their left bottom corner there is another, standard "unknown" icon present. To make it more clear I attach a small jpg with this phenomenon.

The question is - how to 'repair' them? I tried uninstalling all the programs I have installed recently - did not help.

Thank you for any clues!
 

Answer:Problem with shortcut icons

Just delete them and then remake them unfortunately we don't have tweak-ui yet in Vista to rebuld them and i don't see anything else to use..
 

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Is it possible to place different sets of icons on different desktop ?
For example, having desktop 1 empty, desktop 2 full of files, desktop 3 with shortcuts to programmes/games, etc.
Also is there a way to have a different wallpaper on each desktop, to tell them apart faster ?

My guess is all of that is not possible, given that additional desktops are not supposed to be "permanent", but rather added/deleted quickly. But maybe with a bit of tweaking ?

Answer:Different shortcut icons on different desktops

Did you ever get an answer for this?

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I scanned the external seagate hdd with avg..it detected two viruses which i moved to the vault. Then i typed the command attrib -H -R -S /S /D I:\*.* in comand prompt and pressed enter.But still the icons on my hdd are shortcuts although my hdd shows free memory available

Answer:icons changed to shortcut on hdd

... not sure what you are trying to do!... some antivirus may of offered to fix the problem(?) ... have you tried renaming the extension of one of the files?.Angel Decoy... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...Grrrr... ...im

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Hi everbody
My friend lost all shortcut icons on her computer.
No new programs installed
Started today and the shortcuts were missing the non shortcut were still operational.
Would a restore help.
I run 98se yet and would like to know how to restore in XP.

Thanks

Airdale
 

Answer:Restore shortcut icons

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My shortcut icons on my desktop are too big, I'd love to have the MAC style where they are sort of hidden on the left and right sides and sort of wheel around, ( can we do that), but either way, how can I make them smaller...........

Answer:shortcut icons on desktop

Welcome!

A fast way is to hold the Ctrl key while scrolling with the mouse wheel.

Good luck!
~JK

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So I know how to do this: Shortcut - Change Icon

But I want to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qIAa0YyRoI


Add some other icons then the default ugly boring window icons.

Any ideas on how to do that? For some reason I don't trust the video on youtube to be the right idea.


But know of any program that helps you with this? Resource Hacker maybe?

Also is it shell32.dll or imageres.dll that is the right file to edit?

Answer:How to add more shortcut icons to the shell32.dll?

Hi that I know of the icon doesn't have to exist in the icon tray it just needs to exist and be the right size and extension as .ico
As far as the windows logo is this what your referring too because yes it is much different than a simple icon ?
How to Create Custom Start Orb Image

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I'm using office 2000 in windows XP, and the graphics on the icons of the office shortcut bar are really crappy. Is there an explanation for this?
 

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My 5yo grandson shares his PC with his Mon and Dad. They each have their own desktop. My grandson has about a million game icons on his desktop.
When we try to delete these shortcuts form his mother's desktop it also deletes the icons on his desktop. How can we delete icons on one desktop and not the other? Windows XP
 

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I need your help. I was "playing" with icons, icon packages and so on...but after doing I don't know what I noticed that my desktop icons and other folder (mainly applications) icons changed their look. Now they have some addition - something like a small white CD disc in front of small white package. I think that this little white "package" is changed shortcut sign (before there was a black arrow in white box). I would like to restore previous look of shortcuts... but I have no idea how... I appreciate your time and help I also attached a picture of some of my desktop icons it this can help... Many thanks!!

Answer:Help please! Shortcut icons problem...

Welcome

If it is just short cuts, try with one first, to see what happens; delete it and create a new short cut.

better yet, create a new short cut first and see what happens. Then you can delete the replaced one.

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My shortcut icons (which I created on the websites) are empty. When I go into their "properties" the target is a google app. When I try to change the target to the appropriate web address I get an error message that target is invalid. Is something interfering with me?

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They look like that and I don't know what I did to have them change to that.
And I don't know how to change them back..

I want the normal arrow icon back, not the opened disc box thing..
Can someone please help?

Answer:Shortcut icons look wierd...

Follow Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore and post back .

Is all the other system icons intact in your system? I mean drive icons etc ?

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Hello, I'm new to windows 7. I got everything set up the way I want it except, the Internet Shortcut Icons. Lets say that I drag Google to the desktop. When I do it creates box/page thing around the icon. In xp it didnt do it, does anyone know how to fix it?

Answer:Internet Shortcut Icons

It's doing that because it's using the default icon for an Internet page. I you might be able to right click and go to properties and change the icon if you'd like.

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2011dec20: Our 5 workstations and 1 server are hard wire networked. 4 of our workstations and the server are running XP something. My system is XP Pro and is about 5 years old. Couple months ago, I had just opened My Network Places, where there are 4 or 5 shortcuts to folders on our server, then went to the other room to get a number for a drawing I was going to look up in the Drawings folder on the server. When I came back, the window was still open but all the shortcut icons, even the window itself, everything was gone - nothing but white was left in their place. I tried opening and closing the window a couple times which didn't help, then I rebooted a couple times and that didn't help either. About an hour later I opened MNPs again and the one connection I needed at that time, Shared Documents, was the only connection that came up. After a bit I closed the MNPs window and reopened it. This time 3 icons came up. By the end of the day everything was back to normal. Maybe twice since then not all icons would show, but everything would return to normal very shortly. This morning I had the MNPs window open, had one of the connections open and was working in one of the folders when everything simply disappeared. No one else here seems to be experiencing this issue.
2012feb02: All but one of the shortcut icons have been gone from my MNPs for two days now. All the rebooting and window opening and closing does no good. From another workstation similar in age and manu... Read more

Answer:Shortcut Icons Disappeared

Maybe moving this to the Networking Forum in a more succinct version would be better than here in the software forum?
 

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Shortcuts used to be indicated by a fairly unobtrusive arrow in the corner. A few days ago they changed to an overly visible white arrow in a green circle in the lower middle of the program icon. Then they changed to a gray X in the corner. Now they're back to the arrow in the green circle. What's going on?

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing

1. Try right click at the desktop > click Refresh.

2. Go to your Resolution window, change it to a different resolution and then back.
Settings > System > Display > right side, click Advanced Display Settings > change the resolution and then back to Recommended setting.

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Original Plan: Change IE Icon Ver 6 SP3 and all Updates
(I like 6 and kept it)

Action Taken: Opened Regedit

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut - Modified EditFlags
Changed Value from 2 to 0

Changed IconHandler Name From:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shellex\IconHandler
To:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shellex\IXconHandleXr

Finally, I opened Explorer\Tools\Folder Options\File Types\Internet Shortcut and chicked on the "Advanced" button to get to the "Change Icon" button. Changed the Icon but did not make a note of the existing location. After changing, all my self created Internet shortcuts are the same as well as icons in "Favorites".

Also cannot replace icons in self created shortcuts as they still point to the ICO files I created for them. Do not want to take additional actions until I recieve some guidence. Thank You for the assist.

Stefan

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I hope I'm in the right area of the forum and also hope that it's okay that I am here even though I run windows vista home premium. I have a gateway LX8610-01 with XFX GF6800 XT gpu, Intel core 2 quad q8200 2.34 ghz processor, Antec VP450 psu, MCP7AM01G1 mobo, vista x64 home premium, and use Mozilla Firefox browser.

I'm having a problem with my shortcuts that I create on my desktop. To create a shortcut I just drag the little icon that looks like the planet earth up in the address bar (left side) and place it on my desktop. What happens is I get a cosmetically unappealing shortcut icon. The link works, but it's just terrible to look at. I inserted a screenshot of my desktop so you can see the yahoo fantasy basketball and the 7forums shortcuts I made; they look hideous. I've researched online for a fix, but have not been successful in fixing the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Help with desktop shortcut icons

You can change them to anything. Right click on the icon > Properties > change Icon

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I just finished downloading the new update today and was playing a few games of Warcraft 3. But after I closed that I realized that a majority of the shortcuts on my desktop have reverted to basic icons. I thought it might be the new update so I used the sticky and was about to make the changes to my registry but I checked and the Verclsid.exe program that the windows help tells you to do here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165? is missing. So I haven't done that yet because I didn't want to screw up my registry in case the d word value screws something up if the file isn't there. As I used my computer, a few of the icons reverted back to the correct image but some are still the same. I know it seems like a minor problem but I'm afraid it could be the tip of the ice burg to a larger problem. And it is still fairly aggravating. I would appreciate any help at all. Here is my Hijack this log incase you need it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:28:25 AM, on 4/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\... Read more

Answer:Missing shortcut icons

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Is that possible to add  shortcut icons to page as a button on my browser.I can add shortcut icons to page  on my desktop  but i want to know is that possible to add it on my browser. I have using internet explorer 6

Answer:Adding shortcut icons

You can if you are running FireFox...            Not sure about IE.

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Hi,
There are two flavors of shortcuts, "*lnk" and "*url".
My "*url" shortcuts are not a problem.
However, all my "*lnk" shortcuts have been deleted (552) :-(

There is an MS documented issue when there are 4 or more broken desktop shortcuts.
If there are more than 4 broken desktop icons, then all the *desktop* icons will be deleted.
My icons that were deleted were not on the desktop.
As a matter of fact, I have several desktop lnk shortcuts that were not deleted.
So I think my problem is different.

I had several system crashes, and that is when the lnk shortcuts were deleted.
I counted the number of lnk shortcuts from my archive backup.

At first I thought this was a HDD going south.
But all my other files appear to be intact.
So this seems like a software problem, not a hardware problem.

I plan to run MS disk check, and then copy the lnk shortcuts from backup.

I searched around and did not find any report similar to mine.
Is there anything I should try before running disk check and copying shortcuts back?

I see that lnk shortcuts at C:/users/xxxx have not been deleted.
I keep my files at C:/mystuff not C:/users/xxxx
I wonder if my odd location for files somehow caused this?
thanks for reading

win7 pro
laptop
new WD 320G disk

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I have had some problems with the computer recently but it now seems to be working OK. However, I have lost all the shortcut icons from the blue strip at the bottom of the screen. I cannot make a short cut on the desktop and transfer it to the blue strip. When I open programmes their icons appear there OK.Another problem is that System Restore has ceased to function. I had this happen before and have the way of restoring it but this might provide a clue for someone looking at this posting.Is there a way of (a)getting the shortcut area back and (b)retrieving the shortcuts themselves.I am running Win XP with SP3.

Answer:Lost shortcut icons

Restore Quick Launch bar; click here

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The shortcut (icon) for Internet Explorer somehow dissapeared from my desktop. How do I get it back?
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut icons

CanAm, Which XP SP is installed and which version of Internet Explorer?

Did you try this:

Right click on any open area of the Desktop
Click [Properties], select the [Desktop] tab, then click [Customize Desktop] button
Select the [General] tab
In the [Desktop Icons] section place a checkmark next to Internet Explorer
Tufenuf
 

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hello can someone please help me i have a acer Aspire here while back i hid all my short cut icons and now i don't know how i did it and i don't know where to even start i'm not very good at computer issues please help thank you

Answer:hidden shortcut icons

Where are these icons?

Why do you want to hide them?

When you did this the last time, did you hide them one-by-one, or did you hide them all at the same time?

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I have been using Windows 8 for a while now and I have noticed a strange problem.
It appears that the shortcuts on my desktop keep having the icon changed (the arrow).
Here is what it should look like normally (I think):
Here is it with a different icon:
Here is it with another icon (from sync center?):
And another (notice the two UAC Shields on the second one):
And here with nothing at all:

What do you think could be causing this? I'm pretty sure I re-installed once and still had the problem. It seems absolutely random and rebooting doesn't really change it. Also I am not sure if this is the right thread, couldn't really figure out what fit.

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing?

I can do things like that with Microangelo on Display.
Do you have Microangelo ?

See picture--

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This one is kinda weird, and isn't just limited to our W2k pcs at work, I have seen it happen on Win95 as well...

For some reason, we have this problem where people's icons for shortcuts on their desktop and quicklaunch bar are changing. It's simply the icon, not the shortcut itself, because it still points to the same program. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
 

Answer:Shortcut icons changing

Do they all change to the same looking Icon?
What does it look like?
 

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Is it possible to place different sets of icons on different desktop ?
For example, having desktop 1 empty, desktop 2 full of files, desktop 3 with shortcuts to programmes/games, etc.
Also is there a way to have a different wallpaper on each desktop, to tell them apart faster ?

My guess is all of that is not possible, given that additional desktops are not supposed to be "permanent", but rather added/deleted quickly. But maybe with a bit of tweaking ?

Answer:Different shortcut icons on different desktops

Did you ever get an answer for this?

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On two occasions, several of the shortcut icons have disappeared from my Desktop for no apparent reason or action on my part. Any thoughts?

Answer:Disappearing shortcut icons from Desktop

Hello JE, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean that the shortcuts have been removed completely from your desktop, then it may the System Maintenance Troubleshooter doing it if the shortcuts are broken or haven't been used in 3 months. Turning this off will stop this.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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All of my desktop shortcut icons have turned black.

I first deleted my Explorer thumbnail cache and then my icon cache. I did not get the icons back to normal until after I deleted the icon cache.

But after I shut down and restarted the black icons were back. I went through this twice and both time they came back after I shut down and turned the laptop back on.

How do I get rid of these black icons permanently?

Answer:Desktop Shortcut Icons Are Black

Does anybody have any ideas?

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Since installing the RC x64 version from MS my desktop shortcut icons keep going transparent.
I've tried deleting the IconCache in app data and letting it recreate, but still they disappear.
Done several clean reinstalls and after several installation of different programs the icons go transparent again.

Hopefully someone will have had this and sorted it out.

Answer:Blank desktop shortcut icons

Hello DJS,

Could you post a screenshot of this to help determine what may be happening?

Thank you,
Shawn

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Since doing a clean uninstall/reinstall of the latest Comodo Firewall Pro today I have had the following happen. I did it by the book and everything is working as it should but in my Taskbar where I previously had shortcut icons to my soundcard, BoClean and Avira antivirus as well as the CFP icon. After signing out earlier this afternoon when I signed in again just now I only have the Comodo Firewall Pro icon in the taskbar. The others have disappeared though after checking they are all working in the background.

I have checked using Autoruns and they are all still ticked on my start up programs just not showing in the taskbar. Can anyone advise me how to get these icons to reappear again?. I have also posted on the Comodo Forums but no reply as yet. My PC is running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and completely up to date.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Disappearing Taskbar Shortcut Icons

See if this works:Right-click the Start button.Click Properties.Click (select) the Taskbar tab.Uncheck (clear) Hide inactive icons.Click Apply.Click OK.

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I don't know how I did it but I have some icons in my folders that have gained the little shortcut arrows and they are not giving me permission to access those folders now.
I don't know how it happened.

When I try and edit security permissions I get a message "an error has occured while applying security information".

Some of them already show full control in all the users on the list.

I have a three machine network, wired through a router gigabit switch. I guess I was doing some setup stuff and fat fingered something.

Answer:Shortcut Arrows on Icons with No permissions

Hi,

Try it from Safe Mode, often you can then access files, even if you have locked yourself out of them. You could also try System Restore. Don't worry yet, it is EXTREMLY unlikely that we cannot unlock your files.

Here is how to take ownership of a file and then change its permissions from Command Prompt. I have used the C:\Users\ folder as an example. This also works on specific files. Do not change %username% to your actual User Name, leave it as it is.

takeown /f C:\Users\*
icacls C:\Users\* /grant:r %username%:f

If this does not work, download the small program attched to this post (the .exe is the same as the .exe in the .zip file - someone else had a problem with it) This program will remove all permissions from the file, folder or drive specified, so make sure you add SYSTEM and yourself back at the very least. DO NOT use this program on any drive yet, only problematic files and folders. DO NOT MISUSE THIS PROGRAM!

Download the small program and put it on your desktop.Start Command Prompt.Navigate to your desktop ("cd C:\Users\{Enter your Account Name}\Desktop" and press enter)Type "Takeown.exe C:\" and press enter.Right click on your C:\ drive and give full access to SYSTEM and yourself and then CAREFULLY re-assign your permissions. If this does not work, you can try this program from safe mode.
If this does not work,

Make sure you exchange "{Account Name}" with your actual account name such as "Richard". Sounds obvious... Read more

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I have 6 or 7 shortcut icons that look like white squares of shredded paper....the links work...I have deleted them and recreated....AVAST virus scan clean and no adware.....I did a scan which fixed sectors and the icons then worked correctly...then when I turned the PC back on this morning...they were back...I can create shortcuts with other programs and it does not happen to themI do not know what to do....can someone help me???sunshine

Answer:Desktop shortcut icons whiting out.....help!!!!

click here download Tweakui and install it then click on repair Icons. If that doesn't work go to start/Run/Type sfc /scannow (watch the space) you will need your XP disc.

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Answer:Hiding some desktop shortcut icons and not others?

If you mean the virtual ones which the system places there, such as Computer, Recycle, Bin, etc, you can show/hide them by right-clicking the desktop, click Personalize, then click "Change desktop icons" in the left column.

If you mean the shortcuts (with an arrow overlay) made by yourself or program installers, you could either just delete them, or if you want to keep them for possible return later, open an Explorer window and drag them off the desktop into your own storage folder.

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Hi, I'm new here, and found this page while looking for answers to a problem I have encountered already with my 1 week old Windows 7 laptop.

I have found that at random times, short cut link icon pictures break. When I try to fix the icon back to the default picture it does not change. Is there a fix for this?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Shortcut Icons Picture Breaking

Hello Aurastin,

I am wondering what you mean by the icon picture breaking? Here is some basic information about working with Icons on the desktop: The desktop (overview). It sounds like your problem goes beyond that.

Tara
Windows Outreach

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Today i clean installed windows 8.1 [again] because every time i booted up, it will not show the desktop shortcut arrows until i hover over it with my mouse?
Once i boot up, this is what all my icons look like



Then when i hover over them-

Answer:Does anyone else's 8.1 Enterprise not show shortcut icons?

Hello Alt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do they continue to show after you hover over them until the next time you reboot?

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I just recently installed Windows 7on my computer.  I am trying to personalize the desktop and had downloaded a few icons for my shortcuts and changed them with no problem.  When I shut down the computer and rebooted the next day these icons were gone and just left the generic icon .  I cannot change them back. When I go into change icon off the properties tab It shows that its changed but on the desktop it is not.  Any ideas on the problem and how to fix this.Thanks

Answer:Can't change desktop shortcut Icons.

Are you clicking "Apply" ? ?

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How do I get my homepage shortcuts for websites icons back?When I used to connect to Mozilla Fox internet, my homepage would come up. With my homepage, were a row of icons. Large Icons, down the middle of my screen. There was one for Facebook, Yahoo, Youtube, etc. Well, now they're gone and I don't know how. I can't get them back and it was really convenient. Help!

Answer:My shortcut icons on my Homepage are gone. Not my toolbar.

When you open Firefox, whatever is displayed IS your homepage. Your links are (or should be) listed under bookmarks.http://www6.pcmag.com/media/images/...

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Many of my shortcut icons changed from the default to a small blue box with a double chevron type arrow. Looks like it changed icons in all directories as well as the desktop. I tried the Tweak UI but that only changed some. I've searched the net with no real luck. Any help on why or how to change them back would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut Icons changed

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Like the title says, I'm trying to figure out how to disable shortcut arrow icons, but only on some shortcuts, if that's possible.

If there is no way to do it only on chosen icons, is this guide the best way to do this to all icons?

Thanks!
 

Answer:How do I disable shortcut arrow, only some icons?

unfortunately using this method breaks the 'Favorites' drop down in explorer :\
 

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I think this is a Vista Problem. I do not know how this happened so please do not ask. As I was working all my shortcuts converted to 'get diz' links. Well I figure that one of them I knew was an Adobe Reader File (opens in Foxit) could be redirected. So I went to properties and changed it to Foxit. All links, desktop, menu, anywhere on computer were turned into links to Foxit. Now I can change it to other programs but why?

I tried the safe mode to delete the IconCache.db and that failed to remedy the problem. Now I need help badly. All other Icons of folders and applications and actual file are OK --- just the shortcuts are messed up.

Anyone, please.
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut Icons gone wild

Please read my post above and advise.

Thank you.
 

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My HP 15-AB271S-A Windows 10 laptop has larger desktop shortcut icons than my older E Machines E 732 laptop (which was recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Both have virtually the same screen dimensions and on checking the display settings in the control panels both are set to max screen resolution of 1366x768 and item size of 100% (min). While this situation is not a serious problem I would like to know if there is any way of making the icons on the HP smaller to match those on the E Machines. Incidentally I use the desktop (as opposed to the "Tile Screen" all the time.

Answer:Size of Desktop Shortcut Icons

Hello,

R/Click Desktop>View>Select Icon Size.

John

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I connect my portable harddrive to one of my friends computer. Suddenly all my files turn into shortcuts. I scanned with Avast anti virus software, it didn't work. My computer still can read the available space and use space on that harddrive. I tried with K:\>ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D K:\*.*(K is my Portable HDD drive)No Go.. Any Further resolution...?

Answer:Portable HDD shows Shortcut iCons

Your problem is caused by the TOEUW.EXE malware/virus.. a few other aliases Koapee.exe, Vaapoq, vaapoqx? Here is how to remove it?How to Remove TOEUW.EXE Virus/Malwarehttp://www.techjunoon.com/how-to-re...

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Is there a way to remove the shortcut arrows on the desktop icons??
 

Answer:Removing shortcut arrows on Icons

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When I place a shortcut icon on desktop, it displays the icon with a windows icon on top of it. Is there a setting or work around for this ?

Answer:Problem with desktop shortcut icons

Hello mike !

You may try the instructions of the tutorial Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore to restore the default shortcut overlay arrow, and let us know the results.

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 :PI feel embarrased to ask this question but I cannot find a solution to removing the desktop shortcut icons attached to my screen without removing the shortcut from the application or removing the application itself. I have spent an exorbitent amount of time trying to locate an method for doing this thatdoes not includeusing the registry,ordeleting the icon from the screen. I have used the Show Desktop in the context menu, Hide Desktop, etc. The icons remain on the screen. Ultimately what I am seeking to do is have a clean screen with only the Startup Button showing in a taskbar that shows only the Desktop>> bar next to the hidden icon bar containing the time. Thanks for listening.

Answer:desktop shortcut icons problem

Right clik the icon...Select Delete.

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I had some 20 shortcut icons on my screen and the last time I booted up they had all disappeared.

Going through IE/Desktop they are all there. I have tried dragging them from the desktop window to the desktop screen but that is not possible as the destination is the same.

I have tried right clicking the desktop screen and creating a new shortcut - the new shortcut is created but only in the desktop window and not on the screen.
It slows things down when there is no icon to bring up the Internet and other favourite programmes and there is no Recycle Bin.
Can anyone help please.
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut icons have disappeared

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how can i enable/disable the ability to change the shortcut icons in microsoft office(97 or 2000) for "open office document" and "open new office document"? is this done in the registry?
 

Answer:office document shortcut icons

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My HP 15-AB271S-A Windows 10 laptop has larger desktop shortcut icons than my older E Machines E 732 laptop (which was recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Both have virtually the same screen dimensions and on checking the display settings in the control panels both are set to max screen resolution of 1366x768 and item size of 100% (min). While this situation is not a serious problem I would like to know if there is any way of making the icons on the HP smaller to match those on the E Machines. Incidentally I use the desktop (as opposed to the "Tile Screen" all the time.

Answer:Size of Desktop Shortcut Icons

Hello,

R/Click Desktop>View>Select Icon Size.

John

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How do I do this please? Have done before it but forgotten. I have looked at old threads in this forum and they point to TweakUI, but I cannot see the answer there - having a dim day [again].Thanks!

Answer:remove arrows on shortcut icons

TweakUI, Explorer, Shortcut.That's for Windows XP.

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All the icons on my desktop for websites have changed to icons that look like a globe. What happened and how do I change them/ I have deleted and recreated the shortcut, but the icon is still the globe.

Answer:desktop shortcut icons changed

You icon cache is corrupt. You need to purge it and rebuild it. Here is how :1. Open an elevated command prompt window. To do so, Click Start Menu, type cmd in the search box. When you see cmd.exe, right click on it and select Run as administartor2. Type the following in the elevated command prompt, pressing Enter after each line :taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
attrib -h IconCache.db
del IconCache.db
start explorer.exe

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How do I ad shortcut icons to the bottom of my page on my NEW HP 14" LAPTOP WITH WINDOW 10 PRE-instALLED, THANK YOU!!

Answer:How to add shortcut icons on my ne HP LAPTOP with WINDOWS 10...

Hi, Please try the following instructions            https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15059/windows-8-pin-apps-folders-desktop-taskbar Regards  

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I have used the Office XP shortcut bar with every windows version up to windows 7 without problems. When I upgraded to Windows 10, the Icons only show a ? and the program associated with the icon will only execute if I right click on the icon and click either open or run as administrator. The program name associated with the icon will display when I hover over the icon.

Is there any fix for displaying the actual icon picture? I have more programs that I use daily than would fit on the task bar. I don't want to clutter my desktop with icons. The shortcut bar allows me to organize my program icons in different task bars so I would like to continue using it.

Answer:Office xp shortcut bar Icons do not display

It's been a dozen or so years since I last worked with Office XP/2002 but have you tried right-clicking each of the icons and choosing Properties then at the bottom click the Change Icon? Doing things on Win8.0/8.1 and 10 became more problematic with old programs, might be because of the Tiles feature.

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On my new HP computer, Win7 64bit was installed. All of my desktop shortcuts worked until I installed Windows Office Standard 2007. After the installation, which was successful, the desktop icon shortcuts stopped working. I can right click and open them or do so in the start menu but cannot double click or single click on the icon to open the program. My icons on the taskbar still work. Help!!!:cry
 

Answer:Desktop Icons shortcut broken

Welcome to MG's!! I have moved your thread to the software forum for further assistance. In the mean time, if you right click an icon and choose properties, check the target! If it is wrong, correct it to the proper exe file.
 

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After checking and configuring my router I went to the regular desktop view which is plain and looks like Win7
Only the quick access, internet icon, notices, lanquage and clock icons were visible.
I had created a new toolbar which referenced the start menu in Windows Program Data.
It was spread across the taskbar rather than compacted and previously available by clicking on the title Programs tucked in beside Quick Access.
There was no visible line to use with the cursor for dragging this bunch of links across into the right side area.
I removed that toolbar.
The few daily use Taskbar shortcut icons when created cannot be dragged to the taskbar even if I lock it.
(Browser, email, Notepad++,Everywhere search and a link to a Quick Stack popup collection of shortcuts)
Any open application is not displaying on the taskbar
Considered a 'Restore' and checked the list of restore points with a utility System Restore Explorer and it lists Oct.20 as the last restore point. I'm assuming Win10 does not do a daily restore point.
The last system image is Oct.7 so several Windows updates would have to be done over and there are a couple of those.
Is there a registry edit or workaround to restore the taskbar so shortcuts can be pinned there?

Answer:Taskbar shortcut icons disappeared

Well...I don't know what caused explore.exe to stop allowing the taskbar....
I used the icon that allows all views of apps (looks like monitors side by side) to see what I had open.
Opened Task Manager. Stopped Explorer.exe
Created a new task...explorer.exe
Desktop refreshed and there was the taskbar with my most used shortcut icons.
Thankful to have it back but what a bunch of fiddling around to get to applications and keep track of open windows.

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Some new software created shortcuts on the desktop to a couple of its sites. The shortcut icons were significant to the site. But after a reboot, the icons reverted to generic Windows internet shortcut icons. I went into the properties of each shortcut and chose to change the icon, then browsed to the ICO files that I wanted to use. I selected them and applied them, but they don't change on the desktop. This is also occurring on my Windows 8.1 laptop.

Am I missing something? When looking for icons, shouldn't icon files be perfect?

Answer:Should I be able to use ICO files for Desktop Shortcut Icons?

I would load the icons in an icon editor. You can get the last free version of IcoFX on this page:
Last Freeware version: All Programs (listed alphabetically)

or use another. When loaded it should tell you the size of the icons, color depth etc..
Maybe they are not standard size or some other weird problem. Usually when Windows just drops an icon it shows a blank page icon instead. So it may be the icons themselves.

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Ok, I've got a bit of an issue that has never occured before. To give you the (sort of) quick version: usually, I'm fairly careful about where I go and what I do online to avoid malware. However, I picked *something* up a few days back that spewed it all over my hard drive. Ran SAS, cleared a ton of stuff, and restarted, only to find my PC in a boot loop. Tried repairing windows incase SAS deleted an important .dll or something, but ended up having to completely reformat. Installed AVG immediately upon reformat, and everything's been fine the past few days.
However, last night something happened, and I don't know what triggered it. All of my icons (desktop, folders, start menu), were replaced by the generic windows icon. I'm able to click on most of the shortcuts and reassign the original icon, but for certain items like the recycling bin, I'm unable to do so (and attempting to restore the default under desktop options does nothing, either). While it's not that big an issue at the moment, I'm afraid there's something more going on here... although an additional AVG scan showed nothing but some tracking cookies.

Here's the hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:27:08 PM, on 8/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

Answer:Solved: Please help! All shortcut icons replace??

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If I don't start IE, all my desktop shortcuts work just fine.
However, if I open IE and close it, then none of my shortcuts
work. No error messages, I just can't click on them or get
them to work. Er, I confess I recently ran chkdsk\F
(Lord know why, but I did) but I don't think the problem started
right after I did that. In any case, any ideas?

Also, if I do the ctrl-alt-del thing and stop the explorer.exe
or ieexplorer.exe process, the icons I clicked on with no
success will then open. Some that I didn't click on too. ;>)
After killing the IE process, my icons work. So clearly it has
something to do with exiting IE, but beyond that, I can offer
no clues.
Thanks!

Answer:When I exit IE, all my shortcut icons don't work

Hi

You can try:
1. Resetting Internet Explorer by running this Microsoft Fix-It:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

2. Install/Reinstall IE8 which you can download from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/int...ide-sites.aspx

3. Run system file checker:
Go to Start -> Run -> type sfc /scannow -> Enter
Note you might need your Windows XP CD handy if corrupt/missing files are found.

4. Go into safe mode and see if the same problem occurs.
To go into safe mode restart your PC. Start pressing F8 until the Windows Diagnostic Startup Menu is displayed. Select Safe Mode. Note Internet Explorer will not open web sites in safe mode. If you want you can select Safe Mode with Networking - IE should then display web pages.

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I recently experienced a hard drive failure and reinstalled windows on my new hard drive with the SP2 as well.  I'm running XP Home Edition.  Some of the shortcut icons on the task bar are digital jibberish but are still functional as are several on the startup meu.  If I click on the Office icons, the program starts and the icon picture is reestablished, but with other icons it isn't. My configuration is:BIOS Version: GATEWA - 20020919BIOS Date: 09/19/02Processor InformationCPU: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntelCPU Speed: 3049 Mhz Number of CPUs: 2 Video InformationDisplay: 1280 X 1024, Bits/Pixel: 32, Refresh Rate: 75 Hz OS InformationMicrosoft Windows XP Home EditionVersion 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWSWindows System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32Memory InformationTotal Physical Memory: 1023 MB Physical Memory Available: 521 MB Total Page File Memory: 2464 MB Page File Available: 2077 MB Total Virtual Memory: 3487 MB Virtual Memory Available: 2599 MB Total Memory Used (percent): 49 Disk InformationA: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Local Drive C: 286173 MB total, 233026 MB free Local Drive D: 194474 MB total, 108371 MB free Local Drive E: 199997 MB total, 186080 MB free CD-ROM Drive F: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free CD-ROM Drive G: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk H: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk I: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk J: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable D... Read more

Answer:Shortcut icons in task not displaying

PorterL   ......... Are the damaged ( odd looking icons) icons that are part of the Win XP operating system or icons for other software you have installed .....Could you post a screen shot of your destop so we can see the effected icons ?dl65  

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Hey all, just got Office 2010 TP, and was wondering how I go about changing the icons of the shortcuts, in the start menu.

I took ownership of the folder them and it didn't help. Any thoughts? I want to use this icon pack I found


This is what I get..


Attachment 25565

Answer:How to change MS Office Shortcut Icons?

You can try deleting the ShellIconCache and reboot..

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I have put shortcuts to all of my games into one folder for easy access. Despite the fact that all of the shortcuts have large icons that can display at any size, some of them are displayed very small.

The odd part is, which ones display as small seems to be random. If I restart the computer, some of the previously small ones will now be the correct size, and vice versa.

At first, I thought it was a problem with my custom icons (Some older games have small icons, which I have replaced); but it also happens to DOOM and Fallout 4 which have their original icons.

What causes this?

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HI.

From time to time I have no colors in shortcut icnons on my desktop.

What could be the reason(s) ?.

Windows 7 Ultmate 32bit

Answer:No color in shortcut icons on desktop

Hello Darkhorse,

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to help.

If not, then try downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below to see if it may. It restores the default associations for shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I like a tidy desktop. Spartan, even. Usually this means 3-4 icons, tastefully placed and theme appropriate, one being a folder with all sorts of other shortcuts in it.
But as I was shoving my "etc" folder into the corner and trying to find a nice folded page icon to make it look like there was something under the desktop, it occurred to me...COULD something be put "under" the desktop?

I'm not really talking multiple monitors or folders or anything, but is there actually any way to have your wallpaper and desktop shortcuts (with desktop position data intact) changed with the click of a button? And then changed back with another? In a sense like changing users, but without logging in and out or having separate users, really much more rudimentary than that.
The reason for this would essentially be to have my work desktop and personal desktop just a click away from each other for when I need a quick break. No closing of programs or halting of processes, just a quick little change to perk me up mentally.

I tried searching for something like this, but my google-fu is weak and couldn't penetrate the pages upon pages of tutorials for multiple monitors or changing wallpapers. It might even be a job of a gadget, I'm not sure...but I figured if there was any place people might know something like this, it'd be here.

Even if something like this doesn't exist, knowing how many "change desktop daily" sorts of things there are I'm sure this can't be prohibi... Read more

Answer:A shortcut to change wallpaper+icons?

use fences 2, you can have at a double click your desktop shorcuts display and disappear with a double click,
you can also drag the side of the screen to display another set of desktop shortcuts and files etc,you can even have a folder display its contents then hide with a double click

you cant change the wallpapers but you can organize your stuff have a work set and a play set, select individual items to show on the desktop or not if you choose
and so on,
have a look here
Fences - Your tool for a clean desktop

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