Monday, September 26, 2016

Troubleshoot:Desktop icons show as Adobe Reader icon

Desktop icons show as Adobe Reader icon

I copied pictures from a flashdrive onto my computer and tried to slide them all into present picture library "my pictures'.
It asked what program and I picked Adobe Reader by mistake-said it wouldn't work then something happened to put the adobe reader icon on almost all my desktop icons including Firefax, and other programs when I brought up "Programs".
I cannot get to the programs
by clicking on them on desktop.
How can I get the original icons for each program back to I can click on them to open.?
thanks.
Nancy
*original title - icons mislabeled to match program on desktop-they all have Adobe Reader icon and can't use as shortcuts to get into firefax for example*

Keys to the Problem Desktop icons show as Adobe Reader icon

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To restore the association used to open link (shortcut) files, head to this webpage:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

Once there, scroll down about half way and click the link for LNK and run that file to restore the file association for the shortcuts.
 Please let me know if this helps your issue.

To check for Windows updates. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer. If any updates are found, click Install updates.

Install the latest updates for Windows and for the program displaying the error. Note that the update for the program might be listed as an optional update on the Windows Update page.

Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

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