Desktop Icons have changed.

  johnpalmer 10:26 25 Aug 2003

Over 30 of my desktop icons have been overlaid by another icon, which I think is a CD/Video icon.

I have tried system restore, which has made no difference.

All the icons still work the original programs.

Does anyone have a solution to this

  johnpalmer 08:58 26 Aug 2003

Thanks for the suggestion, but it did not work for me.

Something I have discovered which may be significant, is that of all the desk top icons, there are two that don't let you change the icon in the properties section. One is the Nero CD Writer, and the other is Word 2000.

Perhaps these two are some how the culprits.

These faulty icons are only covering the originals which do appear on boot up, but are covered over after completion

  johnpalmer 21:41 26 Aug 2003

I have tried deleting the icon cache twice without any result. The problem is that all the icons are still there on boot up, but almost immediately they are covered over by the CD/Movie Icon. You can still see the edges of the original icons behind.

  johnpalmer 21:43 26 Aug 2003

I am using Windows ME, and I can't find any powertoys for this system on the Microsoft site.

  johnpalmer 11:14 30 Aug 2003

I have now had to partially re-format my computer, which sadly meant I lost a lot of data.

However I did manage to 'backup' a lot of it, and the system seems to be OK now.

I am wondering whether the Windows XP upgrade evaluator I downloaded was the culprit. What a good ploy yo encourage you to upgrade.


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