Windows Media Icons - why?

  onthelimit1 10:12 18 Oct 2012
Locked
Answered

Was given a laptop to look at this morning (W7). Most of the desktop icons were of the Windows Media design. Clicking on any programme - IE, chrome, System Restore etc just opened Media Player. Multiple pop ups saying 'WMP could not be opened.

Got rid of the problem by a system restore through Safe Mode with Command Prompt, but would like to know what the owner is lekely to have done to cause this.

  Forum Editor 11:10 18 Oct 2012
Answer

It sounds as though the icon shortcuts have somehow all been pointed to the WMP.exe location.

You've fixed it anyway.

  onthelimit1 11:34 18 Oct 2012

Yes, was just interested for future reference.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Converse's new logo: the trainer brand looks to its heritage for a fresh identity

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment lancer Windows 10 en mode sans ├ęchec ?