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My Desktop Icons now all have an anchour in the bottom left hand corner

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  • Started 1 year ago by Myddrin
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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Myddrin
Posts: 2

can anyone please help?

Posted 1 year ago
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mitilini
Posts: 113

Are you referring to shortcut icons on your desktop?

İf not please give details.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Try the EXE fix from here,
http://www.winhelponline.com/a.....Vista.html

Posted 1 year ago
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Myddrin
Posts: 2

Hi mitilini, yes I am referring to short cut icons on my desktop.. I have also noticed that now when I click on my skype icon.. I get logged into skype even though the sign me in box is un checked.! this does not happen on my other pc.

Hi Lighthouse, thanks for the link.. I tried the EXE fix and rebooted.. no change.. Thanks anyway. :) So frustrating I moved my desktop to from england to Ireland and then I noticed the anchours on each icon where the little arrow used to be.

Posted 1 year ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Myddrin, this is for removing the little arrows you had before, but it may work on anchors. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Instead of ronniesonora's link, use my method. Works in Vista.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=12

Posted 1 year ago
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neephius
Posts: 1

Were you connected to a shared network where you had shortcut icons to a network drive or network server on your desktop ?.
Also does double clicking the icons launch the programs ?.

Posted 1 year ago
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sahar4you
Posts: 7

If all programs which contain the Icon running fine, but Icon's are not correct. You can Rebuild the Icon Cashe. To Rebuild the Icon Cashe. Copy this note
@echo off
cls
echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB.
echo.
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing.
echo.
pause
echo.
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo.
echo Attempting to delete Icon DB...
If exist %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db goto delID
echo.
echo Icon DB has already been deleted.
echo.
goto main

:delID
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
del IconCache.db /a
echo.
pause
echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted.
echo.

:main
echo Windows 7 must be restarted to rebuild the Icon DB.
echo.

:wrong
set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:
If %choice% == y goto Yes
If %choice% == Y goto Yes
If %choice% == n goto No
If %choice% == N goto No
goto wrong

:Yes
shutdown /R /f /t 00
exit

:No
echo.
echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
echo.
echo You can now close this command prompt window.
explorer.exe

And save it in a Notepad. Save notpad as Rebuild.bat
Save the file on your desktop, and run it.

Click on Run when prompted.
Follow the instructions in the command prompt to rebuild the Icon Cache.
Reboot your system finally.

Posted 1 year ago
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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Use Lighthouse's option and then refresh your iconcache.
You can use a script, but you can also browse to C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and delete IconCache.db :)

And refresh your thumbnails. You can refresh those by running "Disk Cleanup" and making sure "Thumbnails" is ticked.
Reboot and now take a look at your icons ;)

Posted 1 year ago
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Sirmentio
Sirmentio
Posts: 26

This may help
Here.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Sirmentio. That's not what he needs, besides, it was already posted above.

Posted 1 year ago
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