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    I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Sony Vaio VGN-FW465J laptop. When I installed Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, many of the desktop icons (only those for software I have added) have been overlaid by a generic icon, I can still see the original under the generic icon. I have tried to change the icons without success. The hidden icon does change, but the generic overlaid icon remains. I have restarted, deleted and re-created the icons and looked at the icons control panel. The default Win 7 icons (recycle bin, network, My PC, etc) all appear OK, but the added icons are overlaid. Does anyone have any suggestions> Thanks.
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    As the issue relates to Adobe Elements, the Graphics|Multimedia Forum should attract closer feedback.
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    Are you certain the program is compatable with Windows 7 and your hardware ?? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software ?? Done a System Restore ?? Do you have the correct permissions to install to that profile ??
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    The problem began as soon as Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 was installed. Prior to this, no problems at all. An uninstall of adobe photoshop elements 7 did not fix the problem. A system restore to just prior to the Adobe photoshop Elents 7 install also did not fix the problem. I was going to restore from an System Image that I burned to a brand new WD External HDD, but after loading my System Repair Disk I burned when creating the Image, my system does not reconize my External HDD. In checking on the WD site they do not provide drivers as the drivers are native in the OS, but they are not found and loaded by the repair disk. This is frustrating because if I were able to access my Image on the WD Ext drive, I could put the entire system back where I was a couple of weeks ago.
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    By the way I originally posted this in the Graphics|Multimedia Forum , but another moderator moved it to the Windows 7 forum. I see it now appears to have been moved back where I originally posted it.
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    I used the Ultimate Windows Tweaker found here, http://www.winvistaclub.com/Ultimate...s_Tweaker.html and enabled self-healing capability for FTFS file system under Additional Tweaks and the problem was resolved with the desktop icons. Have no idea what started it. Still have an open thread unders Windows 7 about the inability to see the Ext HDD when attempting a restore.
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