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Correcting Icon for "Active Directory Users and Computers"

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Anonymous
January 18, 2005 8:55:34 AM

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I had initially installed ACDSee and used the change File Associations
for all Image files to be read by ACDSee. However I noticed that my
"Active Directory Users and Computers" changed to be opened by ACDSee.


I opened up "Administrative Tools" and half of the icons showed an
ACDSee icon association. So I removed the association, but now all
those programs have the unknown/unassociated icon showing instead of
the original it displayed before.

I cannot figure out how to get this changed back to where it should be.
Does anyone know where I can go to correct this? Thanks
Joe
Anonymous
January 19, 2005 1:09:21 AM

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Joe,

What's the filetype for "Active Directory Users and Computers" (.MSC ?)

If so, apply the MSC association fix from here:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<jchristl@zdnetmail.com> wrote in message news:1106056534.684160.195930@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
I had initially installed ACDSee and used the change File Associations
for all Image files to be read by ACDSee. However I noticed that my
"Active Directory Users and Computers" changed to be opened by ACDSee.


I opened up "Administrative Tools" and half of the icons showed an
ACDSee icon association. So I removed the association, but now all
those programs have the unknown/unassociated icon showing instead of
the original it displayed before.

I cannot figure out how to get this changed back to where it should be.
Does anyone know where I can go to correct this? Thanks
Joe
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 10:28:21 AM

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Well, I can't tell because when I right-click, it doesn't tell you
where it's at on the system - the target is grayed out and it just says
"Windows server Administration 2003 Toolpak", but I'm guessing it's an
..ICO simply because it changed when I changed the File Association from
another application.

It does open with mmc.exe...

But I'm with you, I would have guessed it was an .MSC file
association. The program opens up properly, it's just the icon
picture that's different.
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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 10:39:34 AM

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Okay, wait a minute. I think I just had, what alcoholics call a
"Moment of clarity"...

I just opened up mmc.exe and under the "File" choice there were
previously used apps, and C:\Windows\system32\dsa.msc was one of them.

I chose that one, and "Active Directory Users and Computers" did come
up. :) 

So I wonder why the desktop icon changes to an ICO if the program is
really an .MSC?

Intriguing...
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:08:14 AM

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Okay, at some point I ran those File Association Fix'es for both ICO
and MSC and now everything seems to be corrected.

I don't know what in the hell ACDSee 6.0 did but it seems a little
messy for my tastes...

Thanks for the links, Ramesh

Joe
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:11:48 AM

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> The file extension changed to .ico (from .msc) ?

Well I can't tell exactly what the extension is. It's one of those
hidden ones that Microsoft puts on the desktop. When I ran the ACDSee
6.0 File association for "all Images" the program icon changed. When I
removed it in ACDSee, the icon went to a generic-looking one.
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:35:45 AM

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Thanks for the feedback!

>> So I wonder why the desktop icon changes to an ICO if the program is really an .MSC?

The file extension changed to .ico (from .msc) ?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<jchristl@zdnetmail.com> wrote in message news:1106235574.781720.8970@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
Okay, wait a minute. I think I just had, what alcoholics call a
"Moment of clarity"...

I just opened up mmc.exe and under the "File" choice there were
previously used apps, and C:\Windows\system32\dsa.msc was one of them.

I chose that one, and "Active Directory Users and Computers" did come
up. :) 

So I wonder why the desktop icon changes to an ICO if the program is
really an .MSC?

Intriguing...
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:43:40 AM

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Glad you got this resolved Joe.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<jchristl@zdnetmail.com> wrote in message news:1106237294.528292.133570@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
Okay, at some point I ran those File Association Fix'es for both ICO
and MSC and now everything seems to be corrected.

I don't know what in the hell ACDSee 6.0 did but it seems a little
messy for my tastes...

Thanks for the links, Ramesh

Joe
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:48:31 AM

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FYI:

Open a CMD.exe window
Switch to this directory:
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools"
Type Dir to verify the file extension.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<jchristl@zdnetmail.com> wrote in message news:1106237508.793395.149240@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> The file extension changed to .ico (from .msc) ?

Well I can't tell exactly what the extension is. It's one of those
hidden ones that Microsoft puts on the desktop. When I ran the ACDSee
6.0 File association for "all Images" the program icon changed. When I
removed it in ACDSee, the icon went to a generic-looking one.
!