certain file extension icons gone, just black square.
Posted on 2006-11-23
I have Windows XP Pro SP1a. For some reason, after playing an old Windows 9x based game, my icons for certain file extensions are screwed up. There used to be an icon which was just a white square with like a nut/bolt in gold inside it, which was good. Now however, it is just a black square, nothing else. Now these are for files which have specific extensions, not any file. Obviously if I add a shortcut, I can choose the icon, but this is the actual file, which does not have an option to change its icon. The main file I have noticed this with is the .bat files. I really would like to get it back to normal, but I don't know how. If I change the extension to anything else, i.e. .bak or .exe, etc., the black square goes away, and instead puts just the white square thing with gray border. Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this? Thanks.