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October 20, 2003 3:20:03 PM

I recently downloaded Microangelo's latest icon program for a trial, but I found it unsuitable and uninstall it. After this is done almost all (about 90%) of the icons in the program files became corrupted and were changed into a default plain icon. I tried changing the affected icons by right clicking and selecting properties but although the icons could be seen the change could not be effected. Is there any way of reinstalling/recovering the icons without going through the process of uninstalling/reinstalling the programs? Help please anybody!!!

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October 21, 2003 5:09:00 PM

<A HREF="http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article07-130" target="_new">All of my desktop icons just became corrupted - what do I do?</A>

This also might help:

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;199152" target="_new">Desktop Icons Do Not Display Correctly in Windows NT 4.0</A>

The information in the above article also applies to Win95 and Win98.

Toey

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October 22, 2003 5:23:58 AM

Thank you for the help and suggestion Toey. I tried deleting the iconcache and Microsoft's resolution but it does not help. I even downloaded TweakUI in the hope that the repair tab might be able to resolve it, but again the problem still persists. Any other solutions or ideas?
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October 22, 2003 3:04:51 PM

You might have to reinstall the program in order to fix the icons:

<A HREF="http://www.microangelo.us/FAQ.asp#changeprogicon" target="_new">Windows displays all program files with the same icon. What happened? How do I fix this?</A>

Toey

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October 23, 2003 5:59:13 PM

Following your advice, I reinstall Microangelo and guess what? all the icons returned to its original state. Many thanks Toey.
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