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Quick Launch Icons do not match Applications

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kat4Wake, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Kat4Wake

    Kat4Wake Flightless Bird

    I am running Windows XP SP3. I have 11 Quick Launch Shortcuts on my task
    bar. The icons do not match the applications. For Example the IE8 icon
    looks like an Adobe file today. Yesterday it looked like the Excel Icon.
    This my work computer with an incredibly restricted firewall. I have checked
    the latest virus scans and no issues found. My machine is a Dell Latitude
    E6400. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Pony

    Pony Flightless Bird

    On 3/29/2010 1:03 PM, Kat4Wake wrote:
    > I am running Windows XP SP3. I have 11 Quick Launch Shortcuts on my task
    > bar. The icons do not match the applications. For Example the IE8 icon
    > looks like an Adobe file today. Yesterday it looked like the Excel Icon.
    > This my work computer with an incredibly restricted firewall. I have checked
    > the latest virus scans and no issues found. My machine is a Dell Latitude
    > E6400. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

    These two links can be of some help.
    http://www.wedoc.com/icon_cache_increase.htm
    This shows a "step by step" how to increase icon cache numbers.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
    If you download and install the "TweakUI" tool,look for repair icons in
    the tool.

    You can download to a "flash drive" on home computer and see if you can
    install on the work computer.

    If you can't download and install suggest asking "if available" computer
    repair person.

    take care.
     
  3. Johnny Shane

    Johnny Shane Flightless Bird

    On Mar 29, 4:03 pm, Kat4Wake <Kat4W...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > I am running Windows XP SP3.  I have 11 Quick Launch Shortcuts on my task
    > bar.  The icons do not match the applications.  For Example the IE8 icon
    > looks like an Adobe file today.  Yesterday it looked like the Excel Icon.  
    > This my work computer with an incredibly restricted firewall.  I have checked
    > the latest virus scans and no issues found.  My machine is a Dell Latitude
    > E6400.  Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.


    You could always try some things - that is popular advice. Maybe you
    will get lucky.

    You could read this article from MS and see if sounds like it applies
    to you:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q132668/

    If you do have an incredibly restricted firewall, it sounds like you
    have installed some third party firewall and are not using the
    Windows firewall? (you did not offer any details) since your
    descriptive adjectives make it sound terribly intimidating - therefore
    you must be safe. And if your latest virus scans did not find any
    issues (are you using the "good" virus scanning tools?), maybe you
    need to consider expanding the horizons of your scanning tools a bit.
    It is reasonable to believe that even moderately sophisticated malware
    authors in a 10th grade computer class know quite a bit about the
    scanning tools used in the world and know how to compose software that
    will escape detection. That is part of their geeky competitive fun -
    annoy and evade detection/removal and they will commit considerable
    otherwise productive time cycles to win first place.

    Just what does the TweakUI repair icons tool do anyway and what would
    I do if TweakUI had not been invented yet?
     
  4. WaIIy

    WaIIy Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:49:52 -0700, Pony <smallpony2@live.com> wrote:

    >On 3/29/2010 1:03 PM, Kat4Wake wrote:
    >> I am running Windows XP SP3. I have 11 Quick Launch Shortcuts on my task
    >> bar. The icons do not match the applications. For Example the IE8 icon
    >> looks like an Adobe file today. Yesterday it looked like the Excel Icon.
    >> This my work computer with an incredibly restricted firewall. I have checked
    >> the latest virus scans and no issues found. My machine is a Dell Latitude
    >> E6400. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

    >These two links can be of some help.
    >http://www.wedoc.com/icon_cache_increase.htm
    >This shows a "step by step" how to increase icon cache numbers.


    This is the coolest way I have found....

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm



    Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View



    >
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
    >If you download and install the "TweakUI" tool,look for repair icons in
    >the tool.
    >
    >You can download to a "flash drive" on home computer and see if you can
    >install on the work computer.
    >
    >If you can't download and install suggest asking "if available" computer
    >repair person.
    >
    >take care.
     

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