My Desktop Icons now all have an anchour in the bottom left hand corner(11 posts)
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.
Myddrin, this is for removing the little arrows you had before, but it may work on anchors. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-shortcut-icon-arrow-overlay-in-windows-vista/
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 ?.
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 The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB.
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing.
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo Attempting to delete Icon DB...
If exist %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db goto delID
echo Icon DB has already been deleted.
cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
del IconCache.db /a
echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted.
echo Windows 7 must be restarted to rebuild the Icon DB.
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
shutdown /R /f /t 00
echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
echo You can now close this command prompt window.
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.
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 ;)
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