Tips to repair program icons in Windows® 7
What are the various tips to repair program icons in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 icons are very artistic and provide users the ease of communicating with a variety of applications. They are the visual identity of a program and perform as shorthand to convey what the users want to do with the system. The Windows 7 Operating System has introduced a new style of illustrating with higher level of details and superiority to the icons. This Operating System has a pre-decided icon for all the applications installed in your PC. The icons are usually a picture which would by and large denote the application; for example, for symbolizing a headset that has been connected to your PC, Windows 7 displays a headset picture. Microsoft has changed the appearance and the style of icons in Windows 7 to give them a dynamic look.
Following are the tips to repair the program icons in your Windows 7 Operating System:
- Reasons behind program icon problems
- Create a new user profile
- Run registry repair software
Reasons behind program icon problems
There could be many problems with the program icons in your Windows 7 Operating System such as automatic deletion or involuntary resizing of icons. These issues could arise due to any virus or spyware attack. Registry errors are also a cause of these types of problems. You shall find that the program icons are missing from your 'Start' menu (it might be blank). A corrupted profile can lead to this trouble in your computer.
Create a new user profile
If the program icons are appearing in another user account, the problem will be that your account would become corrupted. Then you shall create a new user profile and copy all your content that you have in the old one to the new profile. Depending on whether your computer is on a domain or a workgroup, follow the instructions from web to create a profile. Then log on as a user other than the new user; click ‘Start’ button and then click 'Computer'. Double click the hard disk in which Windows is installed, select 'Users', then the folder with the name of your account, and then 'My Documents'. Click the 'Tools' menu, then 'Folder' Options. Now click 'View', then 'Show hidden files, folders, and drives'. Clear the 'Hide' protected operating system files check box, click ‘Yes’ to confirm, and then 'OK'. Locate the C:UsersNew_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed on, and New_Username is the name of the new user profile you have created. Click 'Edit' menu, and then 'Paste'. Log off and then log on again as a new user.
Any corrupted registry files would create more problems regarding the proper functioning of not only the program icons but also other applications in your PC. So immediately after knowing that you have problems within your system, make sure that your registry files are clean and not corrupted by any means. For this, run Windows registry repair software in your PC. This is available in plenty on the web. Download one and do a PC scan to repair the corrupted entries.
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