Icon screwup in WinXP?
January 30, 2004 8:02 PM   Subscribe

When I booted up my WinXP laptop tonight, I noticed that the psds (Photoshop documents) on my desktop all had screwed up icons. In fact, each one had a totally different icon, and none of them were the Photoshop icon! What's the deal? (Screenshot.). The icons for all my other documents (non-psds) are normal.
posted by grumblebee to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
uh, is it a preview?
posted by fishfucker at 8:50 PM on January 30, 2004

Response by poster: No. Those images are all photos. They look nothing like the icons. That icon of the little barcode with legs is like nothing I've ever seen before in my life!
posted by grumblebee at 9:06 PM on January 30, 2004

Sometimes icons in windows get corrupted. You can repair them by downloading Tweak UI, where there's an option in the repair section called "rebuild icons."
posted by kickingtheground at 9:10 PM on January 30, 2004

Whenever that happened to me, rebooting would fix it. I'm sure you've done that already.

If it still is doing give you random icons on the PSD files, then try right clicking on one of them with the shift key held down and select 'open with' and then select photoshop.exe from the list. [I think that's how it works, I switched to OS X so my XP skills are getting rusty].
posted by birdherder at 9:14 PM on January 30, 2004

That's your Windows Icon Cache getting pissy. Download TweakUI like kickingtheground suggested.
posted by armoured-ant at 6:37 AM on January 31, 2004

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