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Windows 2000 Pro - Yesterday, after boot, my desktop icons all have the same image.  I go to properties, change icon, select the appropriate image, it flashes briefly and nothing changes.  The image is a Christmas light bulb from a program I haven't used in years.  My desktop a loaded with pink Christmas bulbs.  I deleted the program thinking that might solve the problem, but no.  How do I restore my icons?
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by:Kitezh
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Try applying a theme for your whole desktop. Also may be locate this icon file and delete it. Also you could clean out your registry using a simple file from MS called RegClean it may remove the reference.

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by:BonnieW
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Hi, thanks for the response.  I used Registry Fix and it didn't correct the problem.
I didn't know Windows 2000 has themes....I'll try it when I get home from work.   Thanks again
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by:Kitezh
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they are check this link :

http://www.themeworld.com/support/themes-install.shtml

from that page :

"Note for Windows 2000: Themes are available in Windows2000, there just isn't a control panel link. You go to start, run and then type in "themes" then enter."
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by:BonnieW
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Thanks, I'll do it tonight.
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by:BonnieW
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I tried it on my office windows 2000 computer and themes came up.  At home, nothing.  Running themes opens to my system32 folder.  How would I install Themes on my home PC?
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Kitezh earned 500 total points
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Well you can down load them for windows 2000 but they tuff to find or you can search for *.theme on your home PC and install them. Cant recall how to install them but should be in the graphics properties or else control panel. theme file are usually pretty small you could email them.

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by:BonnieW
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I found the solution on the Microsoft site....I had to change my color to the lowest setting...all the icons came back....then restored the setting to the max and the icons remained. I'll award the points because you offered solutions and told me about themes.   Thanks.
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NP thanks :)
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