Resolve the issues with Icons in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve the issues with icons in Windows 7?
Windows 7 from Microsoft is one of the most recently released Operating System and is having a rich vivid user interface provided to simplify every user’s computing experience. Although the Windows 7 is based on Windows NT platform and shares some common features and functions with its predecessors, the Microsoft has revamped the features supported by the Windows desktop and has introduced new collective features which are called as Windows 7 Aero experience. It consists of various functions supported by the Windows desktop interface for easing up PC usage. Like the previous versions of Windows, the Windows 7 OS also makes use of icon based interaction methods using various types of icons. The icons in a Windows 7 system are utilized to launch related applications or functions and acts more like a shortcut to the root directory of the program or application. Since most of the applications and functions on the Windows desktop are launched suing related icons, any issues with them will directly affect the functionality or usability of the system. Missing link errors, failed initiation notification, missing of desktop icons and corruption of system/application icons are some of the issues that can occur with the icons in Windows 7 computers.
The following points discussed below will help the users to fix the issues with the icons in your Windows 7 system:
- Reset file/program associations
- Try restoring the system
- Use third party programs
Reset file/program associations
The issues with the missing or improper display of various icons might be due to corruption in the file/program association settings of the Windows 7. It can be solved by resetting or rebuilding the associations. The users can make use of the file/program association options in the Default programs icon in the Windows 7 Control panel to manually rebuild the associations for various programs and file types. Restarting the Windows 7 after doing so will help the users to fix up the related errors or issues with the icons in your system.
Try restoring the system
The compatibility issues valid in a system and issues with the system configuration can also cause troubles with the working and display of file and program icons in Windows 7. These kinds of issues will mostly occur after a program installation or making changes in the system configuration. It can be fixed by using the system restore function in the Windows 7 system. Restoring the system to a point in time before the installation and changes in system settings where made will help the users to successfully restore the damaged or missing icons and fix related issues with them.
The third party programs like system optimizer or system icon cache rebuilders can also be utilized for fixing the issues with the icons in Windows 7 systems. These programs can be downloaded from the Internet and is capable of automatically rebuilding the file associations and icons cache in the system under minimal part from the users. Most of these programs are well compatible with the Windows 7 systems and are having simple, user friendly interface to ensure easy effective utilization. Repairing the file icons cache and rebuilding the associations using the suitable optimizer program will help the users to continue using the icons ion your Windows 7 system under minimal errors.
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