We can restore the default settings by changing some registry entries.
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry.
Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that
you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Description of the Microsoft
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. I cannot
guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor
incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
1. Open Notepad by clicking on Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then
click on Notepad.
2. Copy and paste the following registry file which is contained between the
dividers (do not copy the divider lines, though):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
2. Save this to your desktop as "Icon File Restore Defaults.reg".
3. Double click the file on your desktop.
4. If User Account Control prompts you for consent, provide the appropriate
credentials or provide consent.
5. When asked if you would like to merge the registry entries, click on "Yes".
This will restore your icon files to the default settings.
Hope this helps, have yourself a great day!
Kristan M. Kenney
Microsoft MVP [Windows - Shell/User]
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> For some reason all the .ico files on my PC are now associated with ACDCPro
> and the same but wrong icon is displayed in Windows Explorer. Obviously I
> can change the association to another program but I need them to display as
> they should. How can I make them display the original and correct icon?
> I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium