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    Icons change mysteriously

    I have a user that has been upgraded to Windows 2000 from Windows NT. For some reason, the file icons have been changing. The first time, all PDF files had an icon that looked like a file folder. I corrected it by going to My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, File Associations and picking Adobe again for the PDF files. A week later, the same thing happened to PowerPoint files. Again, I picked PowerPoint in the File Association dropdown and it was fixed. Today it has happened again - her Word icon changed to a file folder with an asterik. I have searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and cannot find any information. Any ideas?

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    Re: Icons change mysteriously

    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q216/1/65.ASP>Q216165</A>

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    SYMPTOMS
    After you make multiple changes to a desktop object, including modifying the object's icon, the object may not be displayed correctly.

    CAUSE
    The cache file that contains a copy of the icons for desktop objects may be damaged.

    RESOLUTION
    To re-create the cache file for desktop objects:
    1. <LI>At a command prompt, change to the %SystemRoot% folder.
      <LI>Type attrib -h shelliconcache, and then press ENTER.
      <LI>Type del shelliconcache, and then press ENTER.
      <LI>Click Start, click Log Off Username (where Username is the name you used to log on), and then click Yes.
      <LI>Log back on to your computer.

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    Re: Icons change mysteriously

    Second possibility:
    Do you/did you have TweakUI?
    If so, check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jsiinc.com/tip1700/rh1760.htm>JSI Tip 1760</A>

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