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#1 Chefman22

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:38 AM

Hi, I have Windows 7 and recently my icons are looking funny. This only happens on icons on programs that I have installed. The computer, control panel and garbage can icon are all fine. It looks as if there is a small picture of a box and computer disc infront of each icon on my desktop. No matter what I try, rebuilding the icons, replacing them etc...nothing helps.

And I can't seem to be able to put a picture of what I'm talking about here. :huh:

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:32 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

You may have installed a program that changed your desktop icons through windows themes.

Here is a suggestion, right click your desk top, click on personalization, then look for change desk top icons in the menu on the left.

The desk top icon settings window will open, look for a button which says restore default and click it.

This should over-ride the theme that is in place and restore your icons to look as they should.

Please let me know if this has resolved your problem.

Kind regards.

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#3 Chefman22

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:54 AM

Nope, didn't help. It's funny too, because if I install something new, that icon shows up with the same small box and disc picture in the lower left hand corner of the icon. Can someone help me figure out why I can't post a pic here? I uploaded a pic to several free sites and got the codes, but none of them seem to work with the button here to put a picture in a post. :huh: I'd really like for you all to see these icons for a better idea.

Thanks again

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ahh think I got it! I can upload a picture! Whoo! Anyways, thats on all my icons except the computer, recycle, control panel, network. Any other icons I have all have that picture on it. Any ideas? Cause I hate it. :huh:

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

I looked at the image, but I have to admit the image is small and hard to make out.

Obviously, there is a program on your computer that has taken control of your desktop shortcut icons.

The question is, what program is it that is causing this to happen?

Can you think back to when this started happening and what program you may have installed?

Is it some type of un-install program, such as a disk cleaning program?

Without us knowing what you have installed for programs, makes it some what difficult for us to figure out what is causing this to happen.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:33 AM

I know it happened right around the time I was talked into trying the alienware desktop themes. I hated them, uninstalled them and was left with this mess. So I'm pretty sure that is the culprit. Just have no idea how to fix this aside from a complete wipe of my system which I really dont want to do.




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