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Desktop icons messed up

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 10:54:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

I have a weird situation. I had to reload all the software on my laptop,
including the OS. Now my desktop shortcuts display two icons on top of each
other. There is a Windows icon that looks like a computer with a blue
monitor, a disk drive and black floppy, and a box with a blue band around it
in front of and to the left of the monitor. This icon sits on top of the
correct icon, UNLESS it's a shortcut to something in the OS (i.e. TS client,
control panel shortcut, offline files), in which case this is the only icon I
get. If it's a 3rd-part sw shortcut like Adobe, then I'll see the Windows
icon and a bit of the Adobe icon sticking out from behind it. I've never
seen this before. I also haven't installed anything that wasn't on the PC
before. Any advice?

Thanks.

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 1:57:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 06:54:34 -0700, MEB <MEB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have a weird situation. I had to reload all the software on my laptop,
>including the OS. Now my desktop shortcuts display two icons on top of each
>other. There is a Windows icon that looks like a computer with a blue
>monitor, a disk drive and black floppy, and a box with a blue band around it
>in front of and to the left of the monitor. This icon sits on top of the
>correct icon, UNLESS it's a shortcut to something in the OS (i.e. TS client,
>control panel shortcut, offline files), in which case this is the only icon I
>get. If it's a 3rd-part sw shortcut like Adobe, then I'll see the Windows
>icon and a bit of the Adobe icon sticking out from behind it. I've never
>seen this before. I also haven't installed anything that wasn't on the PC
>before. Any advice?
>
>Thanks.


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