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    Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    I don't know the reason but various icons has stopped working in my windows 7 computer. The programs whose icons are not loading are Microsoft Word,Powerpoint, OneNote,Excel,Windows Live Messenger,Skype,Adobe Reader.Please note that there is no issue with Application. The problem only lies in their icon. Do you know,how to fix this issue?



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    Support Array
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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    It seems that the file association has been corrupted.To fix this issue,reset it by following the below given steps:
    1. Click on "Start" button and then choose Default Programs
    2. Next click on "Associate a file type or protocol with program".
    3. Once done,click on the file extension and verify whether it is correctly set to open with the program or not.If it is not set correctly,choose a different file extension and click on "Change Program" button.
    4. Check whether the program is available in Recommended Program or Other Programs.If it available there,simply choose that program and click on "Ok" button.
    5. However,if it is not present then click on "Browse" button and locate the correct program.
    6. Once done,click on "Ok" and you are done.

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    swathi123 Array
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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    To make all the application icon work properly follow these steps

    1. Click on start button and then choose the Default programs in the right pane
    2. Then choose the option Associate a file type or protocol with program
    3. Now verify weather it is correctly set to open with the program or not by clicking on the file extension
    4. If it is not set properly tap on the option Change Program
    5. Now choose the Correct program if it is available in the list
    6. Other wise click on the option Browse to choose the program
    7. Then click on Ok.

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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    Hello my dear Aspirant

    Before Get in to the process you must Check for viruses and do " scan for viruses "

    Then click on " Start " button After that Go to "default programs " in the list of options

    Remove all Add- ons and malware from the system of internet explorer

    After completion of the above process click on " Associate a file type "

    Then select any program from the list of programs and tap on "Ok " to make save changes

    Thus it will run in the compatibility mode after close the Internet Explorer

    If the problem remains their you can also try another method

    You will Enable the Office icons by creating Shortcut Icons



    That is all



    Good luck

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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    Hello friend,

    Its not a big problem,please go to the start menu in your system and open the default programs,

    After this click the protocol with programs,

    Then click on the file extension and verify whether it is correctly set to open with the program or not.If it is not set correctly,choose a different file extension and click on "Change Program" button.Check

    whether the program is available in Recommended Program or Other Programs.If it available there,simply choose that program and click on "Ok" button.

    After this if it not a present then click browser button and locate the correct programs,

    Then done and save the settings,

    I hope this information usefull to you,

    Thanxx,

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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    The issue of Shortcut Icons not responding , when clicked on them might be the result of a number of reasons.1. The Associated Program might be missing or changed from what it was. Check the default program list and verify wheather they are Corectly associated.2. Virus infection sometimes can create such a problem, scan and clean the system.3. Log into www.microsoft.com/FixIt/, run the FixIt utility and it will scan and fix number of issues in the system. Try that if it works.Those measures will probably be enough to bring yoursystem back in action.

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    Re: Icons for some application stopped working in windows 7

    Hello Dear,

    This can be solved easily as it is not a problem. Just follow this instruction::

    * Firstly Scan you device for virus and delete all the virus files
    * Then reboot the device now
    * After restarting the device, Go to Start menu
    * At right bottom, Default Programs option appears click on it
    * Here tab to Associate a file type or Protocol with program
    * Then click On the file extension to check out the program is correctly set or not
    * If not, set it correctly and click ok
    * You are done

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