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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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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 10 Plus; Android-Kit Kat; 1.0 GHz Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex A7 Quad Core Processor ; 2GB RAM Memory Long: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1600MHz); 16GB disable eMMC 16GB v4.51

HP Omen; i7-4710QH; 8 GB memory; 256 GB San Disk SSD; Win 8.1

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO


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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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Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Missing desktop icons W7 and VISTA read here

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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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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