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Old 06-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Desktop Icons

A while ago, I managed to do something to my computer while messing around in the system files that made duplicates of every single icon on my desktop. If I delete one of the icons, the other one disappears.

How can I get rid of the duplicates? It's impossible to find anything now, the desktop is just so crowded.

I'd appreciate any help,

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Old 06-14-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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I know this seems like a lot of work..
Delete all the desktop icons..all of them.
Then go back in start>programs and rightclick only the programs that you want icons for and selet to send to desktop(create Icon) and only the correct link should be there.
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:28 PM   #3
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Go here...

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\Local Settings\Application Data and delete the Iconcache.db file and restart the computer.

The computer will build all the icons on restart. That file probably got corrupted.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:15 AM   #4
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Wombat hit it on the nail i was going to suggest that except i found a program to do it hehe. But this is just as easy and no download
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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Wombat hit it on the nail i was going to suggest that except i found a program to do it hehe. But this is just as easy and no download
I'm pleased you found it useful rdcmmnst , now if titsmcgee reports back in we'll know if it works for him as well...
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