Problems of the icon

When I tried to download a portable manual asked me to use Adobe, which I did and then almost all the icons on the PC showed like Adobe. I managed to change this in internet explorer, but it means that everything I try to access ends on e lnk which is useless. How to restore icons to their original state? (I managed to get some of them on the taskbar as a deficiency in the judgment)


The files "program" on your desktop and menu items are actually of shortcuts (for example, . LNK) files that point to the programs or documents. The fact that they are all 'look' like Adobe is because they have become inadvertently associated with the Adobe program.

I've seen this happen when opening a program via a shortcut (for example. LNK file), you are asked what type of program to open it with. After selecting Adobe (or another program) via the Select a program from a list of programs installedand check always use the selected program to open this type of file (circled in red below), the program referenced by the shortcut of origin or document opens in Adobe as it should.

The problem is that now all shortcuts (for example. LNK files) on the desktop or in the Explorer will want to be opened by Adobe and use the Adobe icon to display the shortcut no matter what shortcut was initially intended to open. This is known as a file association and the default icon. The same condition can occur if you have performed these actions 'Open with' on one. JPG or even a. EXE, but the. LNK explanation is much more likely for the items on the desktop or menu.

The good news is that a small free utility was written to cancel the. LNK file association was created. There is also a registry hack to achieve, but I recommend the utility unLNK for its ease of use.

I would suggest using the UnAssoc utility to remove the stray file association. I used to send people on another site to download this utility, but this site has become confused with all the ads and fake download links. I put a copy on my SkyDrive here.

Just download, then use the utility to unassociate the. LNK files for the user or globally delete the file type and let windows rebuild a new to the default values.

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