Lost Icons on desktop and start/taskbar in W95
Booted W95 one day to desktop and startup menu icons reverted to the windows default icon (page of paper with the windows flag).
Attempted to manually change the icons back to the programs' defaults but only a few would change. To my knowledge...made no changes or deletions just prior to this. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated short of a w95 reload.
how long ago did this happen?
try using tweakui from the microsoft site, and using the rebuild icon utility.
Have used TweakUI with no luck as well as rebuilding ico.reg and icofile.reg. Happened about 4 days ago and is more intolerable than disabling. If I reload W95 over a current copy would that overwrite all my current working system files as well as the corrupted?
you still might be able to do a registry restore. to do this boot to a dos prompt go to windows\command type scanreg /restore and pick the earliest date before the mess up. doing a win95 re-install isn't guaranteed to fix your problem from my experience but it may be your last hope.
dang, i was going to suggest deleting those two files next. i can't think of anything else to do besides a reinstall either.
windows, it does a body good.
this has happened to me as well. A reinstall does not seem to fix the problem (although that is not written in stone)What did work was installing Plus. Not a very technical answer but it worked!
Thanks for all the help. Have tried clearng the icon cache, reinstalling icofole.reg, ico.reg, as well as the 2 link.reg. The scanreg/restore came back w/ bad command or filename and could not be found. I dont have plus but thinking that if it is not letting me change them manually thru preferences that plus would not help. Just a guess. Any other ideas are welcome. Will probably cut my losses here soon and go thru the reload process.
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