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#1 WhiskeyTango73

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

Not sure if it was a windows update - but my shortcut icons all have the "general" icon displayed in front of them now. I run Mbam and Kas scans religiously and dont believe it to be malware.
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8103/captureicon.png

I keep most shortcuts in a shortcut folder and then use one desktop shortcut to get to all shortcuts. It keeps my desktop clean and I know where all of my program shortcuts are - all in one place. Well, all of THOSE icons now are "generic" system icons as well.
I would rather not do a restore, so how do I restore icons w/out restoring system?
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6379/ca...rtcutfolder.png

seemed to have happened right around time of big MS patch earlier this month.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

Have you tried rebuilding the icon cache, which MAY be the problem. I'm seeing a lot of missing 'shortcut to' arrows, but the icons for the programs themselves seem to be fine. This may or may not work and you carry this one out at your own discretion - so bear that in mind.

Navigate to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local
Find IconCache.db
Delete it.
Log off
Log back on.
This might work, but I don't promise you anything, although the icon cache will get rebuilt and you can navigate to the same folder and still find it in there when you log back on.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

Thank you - seemed to have rebuilt itself mysteriously - just yesterday. ???

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:35 AM

Thank you - seemed to have rebuilt itself mysteriously - just yesterday. ???


Oh well..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it"! lol.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:30 AM

I think it might have been the way that I organize my shortcuts. I have too many for the QL bar, and I like a clean desktop, so I place shortcuts in a "shortcut" folder and use one desktop shortcut/link to retrieve program shortcuts that I dont use daily.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:52 AM

Yeah I do that as well, otherwise the whole thing just goes all messed up and horrid. I did try Stardock's Fences program which seemed to tidy things up a bit, but even then there is always such a thing as too many icons - so I got rid of it and ended up doing the same thing you seem to do.




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