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Icons And Thumbnails Have Turned To Generic


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This is about the 10th problem i've had with windows 7. None of which have been able to be solves, waiting 6 months. Would like to know if there is someone at microsoft to help me. I can't get these solved through the forum. Mostly involving icons, all turned generic, thumbnails in my pic file, all turned generic. I would like to have vista back.


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Program Icons Have Been Replaced With Generic Icons

While trying to install adobe cs4 on my desktop i kept receiving errors on not being able to write to the c:windowsinstaller file. I had to change folder settings to see system files first then once i found it i could not do anything to it and had only limited rights. I turned off norton and made sure i had administrator rights and even tried to execute the file "run as administrator" with no luck. So i took ownership of the c drive and made sure that the system and myself that full control (probably not the right thing to do but i was out of ideas).

The install finally worked. However, now all of my programs do not have their standard icons (word, excel, quickbooks etc. ), They have generic icons and not all the same type of icon but they are all generic windows icons. All the programs work just fine but i would like to have have the original ones back.


Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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1. ) Running sfc /scannow

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Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Rig:
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Video card: geforce 8800gts
Monitor: chimei 22"


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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 25 Replies .

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