All my computer's icons are the same

May 10, 2011 at 18:15:14
Specs: Windows 7
today i got home from school hoping that I could finish writing my paper. There was an error when i was trying to open my word file and it asked me to choose a program to open it with but the program I use is microsoft works. When I selected microsoft works all of the icons just turned into a microsoft works icon , none of the programs on my desktop open unless i go digging into the file locations on the pc. I'm so worried, i've seen that two other people on this forum had similar problems, one had a windos xp and the other has vista. I have windows 7 and i'm not sure what to do. I followed instructions for both and none of them work. Is anyone able to help me please? Also i never did a system restore because i never set up a restore point before so it is somewhat useless, I'm not sure. Can someone please help?!!

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May 10, 2011 at 18:51:46
teejayy, Try the exe file association fix under "Default Windows 7 File Extension Types:" at the link below. Instructions are on the page under "Here's How:"

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations


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