missing exe files

  jonny_doe 10:52 28 Dec 08

non of the desktop icons work or programmes they come up missing exe files any ideas how to get them working again please.
plus my taskbar icons have changed to boxes and wont open.thanks

  mocha 11:18 28 Dec 08

Hi jonny_doe,

You dont say what version of windows you are running, if it's XP there is a free download from microsoft called powertoys for windows XP. One of them is Tweak UI, the last on the menu down the left hand side say's 'repair', this utility will attempt to repair your icons.

On a different note, have you scanned your computer for viruses, malware, spyware etc. Sometimes this kind of problem can be linked to such activity.

Good Luck.

  jonny_doe 11:23 28 Dec 08

im running windows xp

  jonny_doe 11:30 28 Dec 08

cant open tweak ui a box comes up file type unknown any ideas

  mocha 11:43 28 Dec 08

Hi jonny_doe,

Your TweakUI program should be in the
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ folder, if you use Windows Explorer to find this location and double click on the program TweakUI.exe in this folder it should start it running.

Good Luck.

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