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#1 stokejob

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:16 AM

Hey Everybody,
I am currently running XP Pro on a Dell Inspiron Laptop. Just yesterday, all of the icons on my desktop (shortcuts, "my computer", etc.) suddenly took on a "default" like appearance. I went into the properties of the shortcuts and was able to re-choose the icons (i.e. so my Kodak Software shortcut icon was a red "K" again). However, how do I do this for the regular icons (my computer, internet explorer, microsoft outlook...)? They have changed appearance in my start menu as well. What would cause this to happen in the first place? This is not a major issue, as the icons still run the program, but I would like to change them back for aesthetics' sake.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:28 PM

Try AMDEADLInK from www.snapfiles.com, and BOOKMARK WIZARD from www.moonsoftware.com. Deadlink will restore your "favicons" and bookmark will save a copy of all your links to a document that will still function as a link even if you email it. Super programs.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:24 AM

Just in case anything goes wrong, its good to create a restore point first. :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:49 AM

Creating restore points use an awful lot of unnecessary space for mundane matters. Look at ERUNT from www.snapfiles.com and set it to backup your registry daily and you can't go wrong. System restore has fixed very few problems for me. ERUNT has fixed a lot!
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:06 AM

You can edit the filelist.xml file in the C:\windows\system32\Restore directory to modify what System Restore does and does not backup.

Also, I've recently read about the "System state" backup option in Microsoft's backup utility - it sounds like it includes more than just the registry.
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