icon overlay

zwever

Senior Member
#1
hello you all
after a repair operation with the installation disc of Windows7 (64Bits) the icons on my desktop have an un-
wanted overlay. (sea attached screen-shot)
How can I go back to my icons without these annoying overlays ?
Thanks beforehand for any help/advise
 


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zwever

Senior Member
#3

davidhk129

Senior Member
#4
I don't think " #3 " will fix your problem. It deals with desktop icons not working. Apparently yours still work. Do they ?
But, it's no harm to try it.........

Default File Association restore ( aka your option 3)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

Scroll down to .....
exe - Executable application files >
click it >
follow instructions steps #1 to $3 listed at the top >

Go to......
lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files >
Repeat steps #1 to #3 >

Restart computer.
 


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davidhk129

Senior Member
#5
zwever,
The following deals with registry editing. If you are NOT comfortable with that, DON'T do it.

Login to your Administrator account > Start button > at the search box, type regedit > Enter key >
expand ( click the pointer in front of ) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >
expand Software >
expand Microsoft >
expand Windows >
expand Current Version >
expand Explorer >
scroll down to ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers > click it > what do you have on the right side ?
like this below ?...................

Image 1.png



If under Data it shows anything other than (value not set), then right click at (Default) > click Modify > at Vale data heading, erase what is in the box and reenter .....(value not set) > click OK.

Also, what else is there on the right side ?
If nothing else, exit regedit.
Check your desktop icons.
 


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zwever

Senior Member
#6
I don't think " #3 " will fix your problem. It deals with desktop icons not working. Apparently yours still work. Do they ?
But, it's no harm to try it.........

Default File Association restore ( aka your option 3)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

Scroll down to .....
exe - Executable application files >
click it >
follow instructions steps #1 to $3 listed at the top >

Go to......
lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files >
Repeat steps #1 to #3 >

Restart computer.
Hello davidhk129
thanks for your patience and elaborated instructions which solved the problem partly, i.e. the icons had now an arrow
overlay but with the reg. file available on the forum I succeeded to have my clean icons back.
I'm very grateful for your help - regards -zwever
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#7
Glad it is resolved.

You are welcome.
 


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