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Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎11-21-2009
Message 1 of 5 (4,096 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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Posts: 17,792
Member Since: ‎11-21-2008
Message 2 of 5 (4,082 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 (3,408 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

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

Provost
Posts: 25,942
Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
Message 4 of 5 (3,397 Views)

Re: Desktop icons all look the same

Missing desktop icons W7 and VISTA read here

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz
16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler
Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240 GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 240 GB data storage
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎12-26-2010
Message 5 of 5 (2,620 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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