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Adobe exe has taken over  my Start Menu

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I updated Adobe Flash and as I was doing that a bunch of the Icons on my start menu turned Adobe. A bunch of my programs likewise.

For example, I go into Trend Micro and look at the Properties. It indicates the target type as  exe and the Target describes the proper location in the Programs file. I go there via Windows Explorer and it and all the other exe files are now Adobe icons and try to open as such.
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by:jcimarron
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delcoadvisors--Is the loss of proper icons only on the Start Menu?  If so, a reboot can often correct this.
If the loss of proper icons is more wide spread, look at this reference
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7repair/thread/3fb5be69-105a-40ca-a0ca-695b8bad41f8
and scroll down (just over 50%) to artnoir's suggestion on cleaning the iconcache.db.
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by:delcoadvisors
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Thanks for the effort.  That alas is not the solution this time.
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by:blue-genie
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is it a legit version of flash. if not maybe you have a virus of sorts? in all my years I've never heard of this happening. I know, no help sorry :-)
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Thanks for the effort anyway. The problem is a file allocation disaster in Windows 7. You have to establish a new User account. Note - select new Administrator account. Then you transfer all the User data and programs across to the new profile.

I have Trend Micro and another scan system on here and I was panicked that I had allowed such a thing to happen. Not the case is what all those programs said, as well and the Tech who fixed it for me.
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by:jcimarron
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delcoadvisors--What was the solution?  I'll bet it was to use DiskCleanup.  :)
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by:delcoadvisors
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I paid for the answer and to have it fixed after narrowly missing the solution myself with various answers from about the EE.
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