Hi,I'm running vista on a laptop and my problem is that all the icons on my desktop shortcuts have changed to a generic programme symbol that I guess is used when Vista doesn't recognise the programme.Then when I click the shortcut it tries to open it as some form of picture and doesn't recognise that it a programme shortcut.This happened when I was viewing some photo's and inadveertantly clicked something and before I knew what had happened the damage was done.Could all the desktop icons need to be redirected to the correct programme location an is it possible that I'll need to rename all the shortcuts with the correct file extensions?I'd be very grateful for any help, thanks.
Try system restore, preferably in Safe Mode.(Keep tapping F8 when booting to get Safe Mode)
Before that try rebuilding your icon cache details here click here
Alternative method click here Somewhere out on the net is a batch file that does this automatically for you but I can't find it now. It basically automates the above. I tried it when some of my icons disappeared and it worked for meMIke
Another piece of info. I've checked the properties of the shortcuts and they appear to point to the correct target, but I noticed that the shortcut has been changed to a .Ink file
My advice still stands
thanks for the advice; completed a system restore and that's sorted it; thanks again for everyone's help
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