Solved Why do 90% of my desktop icons for shortcuts look the sa

March 4, 2018 at 06:03:54
Specs: Windows 10
I have created a number of desktop shortcuts to various websites. Each one of them came with an appropriate website's representational image on the shortcut ( i.e., Redbox had a red box ). This morning, after last night's shut down of my laptop, nearly all of my shortcuts have a earth globe image. I deleted all the shortcuts and made new ones and they all came back with the earth images. Why don't I get the correct images anymore on these shortcuts? I realize that I can customize the images, but I don't want to use windows gallery, I want Redbox's red box, eBay's shopping bag....etc.

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#1
March 4, 2018 at 07:30:58
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I'll be interested to see what others say but over the years I've found Windows has a knack of doing that occasionally and despite trying I've never found an easy fix. It might sound a bit extreme but one way is to do an ordinary Windows System Restore to a date before it happened. It doesn't take long and it keeps your own stuff intact. The downside is that unless you keep a check on whether System Restore is active then it might have been turned off when MS did a features update. I can understand the reason for that but they never switch it on again - you have to. Worth doing if it is found off but in which case it will be too late to fix this problem.

Hopefully there will be other ideas but System Restore will do it IF it is already activated.

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#2
March 4, 2018 at 10:49:32
Protection Settings on available drives is ON; is that what you mean by System Restore being ACTIVE?
How do I determine whether System Restore is ACTIVE?

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#3
March 4, 2018 at 11:25:58
See from 1 onwards here:
http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/com...

EDIT:
Ignore all that junk at the bottom of the page.

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#4
March 4, 2018 at 14:23:58
Why do you have internet shortcuts on your desktop instead of in Favorites or Bookmarks?

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#5
March 4, 2018 at 16:23:20
"I have created a number of desktop shortcuts to various websites"
Check your procedure here.
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how...

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#6
March 5, 2018 at 07:44:12
Riider: I put the shortcuts on my desktop so that when I open my laptop I can access getting to where I want to be quickly just by tapping my shortcut of choice.
p.s. my problem was solved this a.m. right after Windows installed an large update.

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#7
March 5, 2018 at 07:56:27
Derek: No need for me to do any complicated (complicated for me!) or unnecessary tasks since right after my large Windows update all of the icons reverted back to their proper images. It seems that Windows is in control of the icon switching whether we like it or not. I'm not sure if any efforts to make changes within the laptop would have corrected it. Perhaps the simple answer to my question may have been "Just wait until your next Windows update"!
Thank you for everyone's assistance

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#8
March 5, 2018 at 09:07:59
These things happen at times. Hope it stays fixed and thanks for letting us know.

Worth switching System Restore on though if you can work it out. It can often get you out of trouble.

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