changes in icons of document files, setup files etc.

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[strong][strong]Hello everybody, Pls give me the solution for the below issue.. In My Organisation There are 5 PC with OS-Windows 7 professional, 4 GB RAM, Intel i5 Processor. In these PCs all files are showing in unsupported format (excel, word, pdf, setup etc.) If you open or run it then it is changing into the appropriate format. But the problem is that it is difficult to findout which file if of which format. So, Pls provide the solution for this....[/strong][/strong]

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Actually what's happened when u open files, is the relative icons r missing !! try open file with Open with..... option by right click, and open the file by the related SW, next time this kind of file format automatically opens when u press double click. Also check the compatible SW installed properly / might be there r some minor probs !
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  • jinteik
    for pdf u can use acrobat reader. for excel is xls xlsx for word is docx and doc for power point it will be pptx or ppt
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  • Rakei
    What changes? -If it worked well when first use then a restore back to previous Date when everything worked well. -If it didn't work to start with; then you may have some un-supported software to open each file format accordingly. -Or your system is infected which may need cleaning. -The file format is pointed to the wrong program (right click and open with and choose the default software for each file format) provided by Rechil and Jinteik.
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  • dash7284
    I have already tried using open with also and it is not a problem for that because when I double click on it, it is opening with the related software. The problem is that the icons are not showing in exact format. One more thing not only one type of file but also other file like exel, work, pdf, .exe etc.
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  • Rakei
    BUT you didn't say you have tried restoring your System, or scan for threat related. Was the issue their already when first used or did it recently started playing up????Little info like this help us for better understanding to solve your situation.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    In order to fix as u mentioned, it is needed to force wind7 to rebuild the icon cache to overcome this probs. Most probably, these caused of some of virus called f-nimda, though I am not sure, earlier I heard somewhere..... however, u can try to fix this, by searching the file called, "Iconscache.db", it is located under ur username, when u will get this file simply delete it. Now close all the running progs, and restart pc, next time 7 creates automatically the file for u and hopefully the probs will be over. If u afraid / don't find out this file, don't worry, there is a free utility as "Icon Refresh", dnld this SW and run to solve ur probs. U can also rebuild cache by passing the command on cmd: cd /d %userprofile%appdatalocal del iconcache.db /a restart the pc may overcome this probs.
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