Icons have dissapeared

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FreezerBite, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Have you tried changing your colour settings i,e, 32bit or 16bit
     
  2. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    no it won't. and upgrade cum repair install keeps your data and programs intact. but backing up your important first, doesn't hurt ;)
     
  3. Romeo2009

    Romeo2009 MDL Novice

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    ok so im gnna to a upgrade what u said
    but just to make sure i wont loose anything right!!!!
     
  4. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    #44 Phazor, Jan 2, 2010
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    Can you check these two registry keys:

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
    
    and
    
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
    (Thats a lowercase L in lnkfile)

    What do these entries look like on your machine?
     
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  5. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    while i can't guarantee anything, i have done an upgrade/repair install. so far everything seems ok, no data loss.
     
  6. Romeo2009

    Romeo2009 MDL Novice

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    #46 Romeo2009, Jan 2, 2010
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  7. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Well, theres the problem.

    29 is the icon 're-routing' of the shortcut arrow and no path to an icon is specified.

    Thus delete the ShellIcons entry, reboot, and your icons should be back to normal...
     
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  8. Romeo2009

    Romeo2009 MDL Novice

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    omfg dude it worked i luv u soo much (no homo lol) but thank you sooo much u saved my life omg thank youu aahhhh u rule omg im so happyy now thank youu !!!!!
     
  9. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Glad i could help. :)
     
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