Why have all my icons on my Windows 7 computer changed to the Internet Explorer icon?

Anonymous March 31, 2014
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Why have all my icons on my Windows 7 computer changed to the Internet Explorer icon? How can I change them back?

  1. Oron J
    April 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    If it's just the icons, and the files open correctly, then follow Farhan's instructions. If the files don't react to double-clicking, or always open the same program, then it's probably a virus and you can try the file Hovsep recommends or Shortcut Cleaner and FixExec.

  2. Hovsep A
    March 31, 2014 at 8:28 am

    it can be virus attack, you can try this
    http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnk_fix_w7.zip
    download on another pc, then extract it and transfer to usb key. Then plug the USB key to your pc, transfer the file to desktop and click on it. Reboot if necessary

  3. Farhan K
    March 31, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Right click on desktop,
    click personalize,
    on the left hand side choose change desktop icons
    restore defaults
    click ok
    It must have happened due to a recent installation of an application which changed it( due to bugs) in the software.