Solved

Desktop Icons all have the same image.

Posted on 2007-04-02
8
463 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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?
0
Comment
Question by:BonnieW
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kitezh
ID: 18836093
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.

0
 

Author Comment

by:BonnieW
ID: 18836520
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
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kitezh
ID: 18836629
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."
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 

Author Comment

by:BonnieW
ID: 18837069
Thanks, I'll do it tonight.
0
 

Author Comment

by:BonnieW
ID: 18840429
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?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Kitezh earned 125 total points
ID: 18840745
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.

0
 

Author Comment

by:BonnieW
ID: 18841215
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.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Kitezh
ID: 18841931
NP thanks :)
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question