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#1 Shadow Rider

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

Hello gang,

It's been awhile for me, but I need help with another unique problem I am facing. All of the icons in the control panel work correctly; this is a Windows XP machine by the way. However, the "Printers and Faxes" Icon is displayed in the control panel as "folder." It is also displayed this way in the start menu under the control panel shortcut as well. I have tried locating the registry entry for this icon, but the icon itself seems to have been deleted at some point. Any help would be nice.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hello Shadow Rider,

It is a good practice to make a backup of the registry before attempting any changes: How to set a system restore point in Windows XP.

On my Windows XP Pro machine when I navigate to the Printers and Fax CLSID at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}, there is a subkey named "DefaultIcon" with the following attributes:

Name: Default
Data: %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,-138

It's possible that if the above data value is missing that a folder may appear instead.



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