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anamiguel1593
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Registered: ‎11-21-2009
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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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old_geekster
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Registered: ‎11-21-2008
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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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rebekah513
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Registered: ‎06-22-2010
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Re: Desktop icons all look the same

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

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Big_Dave
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Registered: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Missing desktop icons W7 and VISTA read here

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carter2001
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Registered: ‎12-26-2010
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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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