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#1 maridan

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:54 AM

I accidentally changed my desktop icons in default.Then all the icons had the same icon of Mozilla and all of them only opens the Mozilla page what can i do?please help!I already tried to fix it and change the icons in the desktop one by one but didn't work.And every file I'm placing into the desktop is having the same icon and opens the Mozilla page too.I didn't know what to do to fix it.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:05 AM

Can you post a screenshot?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:12 AM

The simplest solution (hopefully) would be to do a system restore to before the problem. Another thing that comes to mind that may or may not work is uninstalling & reinstalling Firefox.

Edited by Union_Thug, 30 June 2011 - 02:16 AM.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:29 AM

thanks il try it now...

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:13 AM

You might want to hold off on uninstalling Firefox--that won't help if it doesn't fix the problem as you won't be able to access the internet without a working browser.

I'm pretty confident that the following will work: Downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial I linked to below should be able to fix this. It will restore the default associations of lnk (shortcut) files.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

IMPORTANT: If you do not see a Merge option when you right click on the .REG file, then you will need to check in Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.


Running scans with your AV & Malwarebytes may be a good idea also.

Edited by Union_Thug, 30 June 2011 - 03:18 AM.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:33 AM

thanks i'll try it also because the first one did't work.

thanks i'll try it also because the first one did't work.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:35 AM

i already scanned my pc last time and i removed the virus detected thanks a lot i'm trying the second option now.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:34 AM

thank you so much!it worked now take care.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:51 AM

You're welcome, I'm glad we got it sorted out, though I must admit I'm more than curious as to how the problem started in the first place. For the life of me, I can't even begin to imagine what it was you did (or more accurately TRIED to do) that caused this to happen. :blink:

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:13 AM

What virus was detected?




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