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Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎11-21-2009
Message 1 of 5 (4,084 Views)

Desktop icons all look the same

My desktop icons all look the same. They all have a small blue "e" in front of a white square?? Like if it is read only> When I click on an icon, a window opens and notifies me that the Internet Explorer is not working...Windows is looking for a solution.  iTunes, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, eBay, Windows Media Player,etc...they are different programs and I lost their icons.  All the icons for all the programs look the same on the desktop and the Start Menu.

How can I change back to their individual icons and open them.  I can't open anything now.

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Provost
Posts: 17,627
Member Since: ‎11-21-2008
Message 2 of 5 (4,070 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Ana, what is the make/model of your computer and OS.  We will be able to help you better with this information.
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HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

HP Omen X; i7-6700K; 16 GB DDR4 2133; GTX 1070; 256 GB SSD M.2; Win 10 Home

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO


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Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎06-22-2010
Message 3 of 5 (3,396 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Did you ever get this problem resolved? I am having the same problem.

Provost
Posts: 25,870
Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
Message 4 of 5 (3,385 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Missing desktop icons W7 and VISTA read here

Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎12-26-2010
Message 5 of 5 (2,608 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

I have the same issue, and have no clue what to do. Can you help?

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