Remote Desktop displays local drives as icons with no text

I have an office that uses remote desktop to log into the SBS 2003. The remote desktop is set to forward it's local drives to the server. This has worked without any problems until today.

For some weird reason the icons that would usually display the local drives are just icons with no text. If I right click on these icons my options are to create shortcut, cut or delete.  I've never came across this situation before. After looking on the internet for a while I decided to give Experts Exchange a try.

I blanked out the text and drive letter for the drives that work.

The bottom 4 icons are the ones that are causing this problem.

I double checked to make sure that local drives are being forwarded.
I've tried restarting the local computer.

Other computers in the same office do not have the problem
Other computers in other offices do not have the problem.

Any suggestions?
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JohnnyBCJAsked:
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
OK - so from your post I believe that this is happening on one computer, please tell me if this is not the case.

Have you tried restarting the computer to see if this is a temporary problem?

Regards,

Ady
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
Taken from my question details:

I double checked to make sure that local drives are being forwarded.
I've tried restarting the local computer.

Other computers in the same office do not have the problem
Other computers in other offices do not have the problem.



I have not yet tried to log into remote desktop as a different user on this computer.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Johnny,

I admit to missing the bit about restarting the computer but the bit about other computers wasn't absolutely clear - could be a problem on two computers with the others not having a problem; I wanted to clarify :-)

Any changes been made to the affected computer recently?  Do the drives appear normal through the local 'My Computer' screen?  What is the OS of the affected computer please?

Regards,

Ady
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
The drives appear normal on the local computer.  XP Professional is the OS.

I'm only aware of this one user having this problem. This user only logs in from one particular computer.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
OK - definitely check whether the same problem occurs, from the same machine, with a different user.  Also check whether this user experiences the same problem on another machine - lets narrow this down.

Ady
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
See if the File Association fix for Icons solves this
 
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm 
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
When I logged in as the same user from a different computer I got the same problem.  This looks like a user specific problem, not a computer specific problem.


dstewartjr:
What file association would this be?
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
OK - in that case I think dstewartjr's comments will resolve this for you as it is likely to just be a file assocation/registry issue that's easily resolvable.

Regards,

Ady
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
The "ICO"  was the one I was referring to
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
There is no autorun.ini file, so that is not the problem.

I will try your 'ICO' solution when I get the chance. Unfortunately a few things have popped up that I have to take care of.

It doesn't make any sense to me on why it could be the solution you are providing me tho.

Does the icon really have anything to do with the text? or preventing me from opening it?
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
I am not going to be able to see if this problem is going to reoccur since the office that this problem was occurring to is now closed until next year. I believe this problem went away on its own as I never did get the time to try the 'ICO' solution. Thanks for your suggestions.
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