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    Recently about 70% of my icons (of all types, in desktop. explorer, start menu) turned to the default "blank page" icons. I can get them back one at a time by going to the properties box, then change icon (I have to change each one twice to make it stay). I am wondering if there is a "repair icons" switch in win7 as there was in xp.

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    Maybe they'll rebuild (with just one try) if you delete the icon cache. http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ho...windows-vista/

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    What file types are these Icons linked to?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    A work around may be the use of a free program from Stardock called Fences. An option in the program allows for saving of shortcuts on the desktop.
    Fences

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    Try this, it's free I use it on Windows 7 64 bit, works fine:



    http://freesoftland.sytes.net/



    Icon Restorer

    This is another one that is free, I use it to as it does main desktop and any extended
    desktops you may have, works great:

    http://ptf.com/download/desktop_restore/3513/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    What file types are these Icons linked to?
    The icons tie to ALL types. Some on desktop, some in start menu, some in explorer windows, Pretty much any icon anywhere.

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