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17-12-2011, 10:49 AM
I have a system here running win7.
Settings all apear to be default win7
It has shortcuts to favorites for, Press F1, Trade Me, Google Maps & White Pages.
The unique icons for all of them have changed to a world globe.
I deleted & re-instated 2 of them but they just show up as the std Blue Explorer.
There are also shortcuts to various apps but they all appear normal.

18-12-2011, 11:29 AM

18-12-2011, 12:46 PM
What did you just install? Paintshop Pro? Corel, Photoshop?
That will cause it.

Download http://download.cnet.com/Ultimate-Windows-Tweaker/3000-2094_4-10915128.html it has a repair icons feature.

or You can right-click on any of the icons, click on Open With | Choose Default Program, and then select the app you want to open the file with. It's because the program - photoshop or whatever - has that file extension associated with itself, within the program.

18-12-2011, 02:10 PM
None of those programs are installed.
This is a fresh full installation on a new hard drive.
The desktop & favorites were inported from the old hard drive.
They turned up that way when they appeared on the new desktop.
All the system icons are correct.

18-12-2011, 07:03 PM
The icons (called favicons) reside in your temporary internet folder. To get them back, revisit each website and create a new desktop short cut.

19-12-2011, 08:23 AM
Already tryed that.
Just tryed reseting program access & computer defaults.
When I clicked on ok, the "vavicons" breifly changed then went back to the globes.
Also it won't stay on the Microsoft windows setting, reverts to custom when I click on ok.