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Washand (TechnicalUser)
28 Mar 12 14:58
I have the following problem with icons for MS Office 2007 programs and also Adobe Acrobat 9:

> In the start menu, in Windows Explorer, and in the program "Open" or "Save" browser, all Office and Acrobat program shortcuts and files are showing the generic Windows icon instead of the program-specific icon.

> If I set up a shortcut on the desktop or view the actual program file using Windows Explorer, it shows the program-specific icon

Can anyone please tell me a fix so that all shortcuts and files are showing their program-specific icons?

Many thanks.
linney (TechnicalUser)
29 Mar 12 14:05
Try these locations and make sure the File  Access Permissions are correct.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\USERNAMExxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs





See if the ICO or LNK download can fix your problem.

File Association Fixes for Windows 7
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/


Consider using System Restore to fix the problem if it is only a recent problem.



Try testing with another user rather than your current user to see if you have the same problem.


Try Safe Mode (Do you have this problem in Safe Mode?).

Try running ChkDsk to check your drive for errors. Right-click your Drive icon/ Properties/ Tools/ Error Checking.  Try it first by not checking either box (this will run it in a Read-only mode) to see if it flags any hard drive or file problems.  If it does, restart  it by ticking both boxes, and rerun it to allow it to attempt to fix any found problems.

 
ChrisHirst (IS/IT--Management)
29 Mar 12 14:13
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/desktop-icons-problem/752aad13-7d77-45ac-861e-122abb3fe471

Chris.

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