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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:13 AM

I've used Irfanview for a couple of years now, but until recently I never had the red cat show up as the icon for all of my directory files.

Now I can't get rid of them. Nothing I do removes this icon permanently.

Tools - Folder options... forget it!

View - etc -- forget it!

Folder options in control panel -- forget it!

Right click and click 'thumbnails' -- forget it!

Maddening.

Any ideas?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:48 AM

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:06 AM

Try right click and Open With (if Open with not available, then Open and subsequently Open With). Choose another program in the options or Choose from a List. Set a check mark in the box "Always use this to open this file..." which shows on the left in the applet.

If all this does not work then go to File Types (under My Computer | Tools | FolderOptions | FleTypes), search the type using this Icon and de-register the icon for the files neing associated/represented by this Icon. You check the Options Open With or Advanced Button in that applet.

If you have un-installed the applicatio - IrfanView - but the icon still persists, you may have to remove it in the registry, but this would be the last resort option. Post back and let us know if you fixed it or not. :thumbsup:

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#4 Bone Idol

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:54 AM

Thanks dc3 and Bobang. Nothing has helped, so I've applied a little lateral-thinking and have now deleted Irfanview altogether.

I feel a lot better now.

Thank you. :thumbsup:

Edited by Bone Idol, 15 March 2008 - 04:55 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:41 AM

But do you still have the wrong icons on all your files? If so, here are a couple of good places to look at. They've done the work for us with their scripts and reg files. I've used both sites often.

Make a backup of your registry before trying any of these, just in case.

#123 (right side) Disable Changes to File Associations - Undo

#301 (right side) Restore .ico File Associations

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox

The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad. Each of the REG files contains the default settings for the file extension indicated. For the ZIP file fix, the download is a REG file, since ZIP's aren't working anyway!

NOTE: If your EXE file associations are corrupted, it can be difficult to open REGEDIT, or to even import REG files. To work around this, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter.
Thanks to Nigel Andrews for this tip.

Batch File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for BAT files)
CAB File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for CAB files)
CHM File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for CHM files)
COM File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for COM files) - Thanks to John Hanney
CPL File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for CPL files)
Directory Extension Fix (Restores defaults to HKCR\Directory)
Drive Association Fix (Restores default settings for hard drives)
EML File Association Fix (Restores defaults for EML files)
EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files)
Folder Association Fix (Restore default associations for File Folders)
GIF File Association Fix (Restore default associations for GIF Files)
HLP File Association Fix (Restore default associations for HLP files)
HTA File Association Fix (Restore default associations for HTA Files
HTM/HTML Associations (Restore the default associations for htm/html files)
ICO File Association Fix (Restore the default association for ico files)
INF File Association Fix (Restore the default assocation for INF files)
Internet Explorer Desktop Icon Fix (Restore the default behavior for the Desktop IE icon)
JPE/JPG/JPEG Association Fix (Restore the default associations for jpe/jpg/jpeg files)
LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)
MPG/MPEG File Association Fix (Restores default associations for MPG/MPEG files)
MSC File Association Fix (Restore default associations for MSC files)
MSI File Association Fix (Restore default associations for MSI files)
MSP File Association Fix (Restore default associations for MSP files)
REG File Association Fix (Restore default associations for REG files)
SCF File Association Fix (Restore default associations for SCF files)
SCR File Association Fix (Restore default associations for SCR files)
TXT File Association Fix (Restore default associations for TXT files)
TIF/TIFF File Association Fix (Restores default associations for TIF/TIFF files)
URL File Association Fix (Restores default associations for URL - Internet shortcuts)
VBS File Association Fix (Restores default associations for VBS files)
ZIP Folder Association Fix (Restores default associations for ZIP Folders - REG File)

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm



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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:58 AM

Thanks for that mommabear... I've printed a copy of your post for future reference.

After re-installing a fresh download or Irfanview - the icon problem disappeared. I'm now back to having only Windows icons on my directory files.




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