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    Icons

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    by wriver11 ·

    I have duplicat icons in my control panel. I have not found a way to remove them. HELP!!!

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    • #3207799

      Use your right mouse button

      by j.lupo ·

      In reply to Icons

      on the icon and select delete from the menu. It will only send them to the recycle bin so if you find both of the icons are removed, you can restore them.

    • #3207745

      Icons

      by wriver11 ·

      In reply to Icons

      Right only offers open or create shortcut

      • #3207632

        Which icons are duplicated please?

        by vanessaj ·

        In reply to Icons

        And do you have Win XP as your OS?

      • #3207598

        Need more information to be of help

        by j.lupo ·

        In reply to Icons

        Like Vanessa asked? Which icons, What is your OS, where are they located. Can you select one and press your DELETE key?

    • #3207596

      I have seen this before

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to Icons

      and I could not delete them or anything. I forgot exactly what was done, but it had to do with recreating the control panel and it was a hassle (a long time ago in NT4). So, I think the best thing to try would be system restore. Else, you can try running a repair from the cd, but I think that failed way back then.
      you can however, remove the control panel entries in the reg, and then try a repair? might work. might lose anything else that had an icon there too though (non MS based)

      • #3206841

        icons

        by wriver11 ·

        In reply to I have seen this before

        XP
        the problem started after I had to do a restore.

        • #3206732

          This sounds more complicated then

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to icons

          what I have experience with on Windows systems. W2KTechnician may be correct since this happened after you did a restore. You may have to wipe your system completely and then restore it from the original install disks or from good backups.

          How you did the restore may have affected what you are seeing. Is it only the control panel or are their other places that you are seeing this issue?

    • #3206874

      Icons

      by wriver11 ·

      In reply to Icons

      It would be easier to tell you which arn’t
      19 duplicat or triplicate icons.

      • #3206578

        So, you wanna get it done

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to Icons

        without rebuilding. Ok, a few things to look at. Do a search for *.cpl. make sure that ‘hide operating system files’ is not selected, and show hidden files is selected.
        the list should be in the system32 folder. look for duplicates, and try to remove them here. If there are none here, you may need to look for any that are in dllcache, or prefetch folders.

        If you can delete them, this is fine but I warn against theat for right now. Instead, move them to a new folder. If you cannot delete them, then they should be able to be moved.

        If there are no duplicates, try logging on as another user and see if the problem carries over, it may just be a corrupt profile. If the other user does not have the issue, remove ntuser.dat from the profile of the affected user and reboot.

        post back. — see, I think better with coffee

        • #3206577

          Another thought

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to So, you wanna get it done

          if you type mmc.exe and setup the group policy editor, I believe there is a location under user settings somewhere for editing the control panel and icons, like only allowing some to be viewed or not viewed.

    • #3207523

      So, mewson, how did it work out so far?

      by vanessaj ·

      In reply to Icons

      Curious to know if you need any further help.

      • #3207496

        icons

        by wriver11 ·

        In reply to So, mewson, how did it work out so far?

        not sure yet just started

      • #3207473

        icons

        by wriver11 ·

        In reply to So, mewson, how did it work out so far?

        Worked perfectly THANKS

        • #3207438

          Out of curiosity

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to icons

          What was the fix?

        • #3207386

          icons

          by wriver11 ·

          In reply to Out of curiosity

          Start: Search: Files or Folders: type *.cpl include hidden folders. I created a new file in my documents moved all fills with a (2) or more to new file just in case. Opened control pannel after I was done. No duplicate files. Thanks again!!!

        • #3207250

          Great, easier than I thought it would be

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to icons

          Thanks for the reply

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