uh... help?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vertex159, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. vertex159

    vertex159 Guest

    ok.. i have this problem. i downloaded this program that changes the icons.. and i did something to all of my .exe icons, so now all of my .exe icons are the same. i don't know what i did, and i uninstalled the program that did it, but my .exe icons are still screwed up, and all the new programs that i install have the same weird icon. can someone help?
     
  2. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    use system restore... go back to before you installed the offending program.
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Download Tweak UI by Microsoft.
    Install.
    Run.
    Select "Repair" in the left hand menu
    Highlight "Rebuild Icons"
    Click "Repair Now"

    This should provide the fix for your problem.
     
  4. vertex159

    vertex159 Guest

    the rebuild icons thing doesnt work... so can someone tell me how to get to system restore? thanks for the replies
     
  5. tinymonkey

    tinymonkey OSNN Addict

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    start...programs...accessories...system tools...system resotre

    then just follow the directions :D
     
  6. vertex159

    vertex159 Guest

    ok... thanks for telling me how to do the system restore.. but the thing is, i don't think i've created any. the only one i can pick is one from today.. and obviously my comp was screwed a couple days before today.. i tried clicking on the arrow that takes me back a month, but it doesn't work... so is there like a file that has all the defaults for icons? if there is can someone send it to me? thanks
     
  7. bruce_ers00

    bruce_ers00 Guest

    A good reason why system restore should be used often to create restore points. :)
     
  8. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Which program did you use? Perhaps there is an option in it to revert changes.

    Otherwise this may help. (Use at your own risk, backup your registry before making any changes, create a restore point):

    Use Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) to follow these steps:
    Create a DefaultIcon subkey in the following registry key, and specify a default value of "%1":
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile
    If the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon registry key already exists but has a default value other than "%1" , change the default value to "%1".
    Delete the following subkey from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex:
    IconHandler
    Create a DefaultIcon subkey in the following registry key, and specify a default value of "%1"):
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icofile
    If the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icofile\DefaultIcon registry key already exists but has a default value other than "%1", change the default value to "%1".
    Delete the following subkey from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\icofile\shellex:
    IconHandler
    Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.

    (source) The original article was for Win95, but I checked my registry and it seems that in this part it is still the same in XP.
    Use the "%1" without quotes.
     
  9. vertex159

    vertex159 Guest

    thanks a lot! i'm gonna go try it out... lol and yes i'm thinking those restore points are kinda important.
     
  10. vertex159

    vertex159 Guest

    it worked it worked! thank you so much yoyo!