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Windows ME desktop icon trouble

I have a Dell Demension L600cx and am having trouble with icons. On my desktop all of my icons look like folders, instead of the cool little pictures, and I don't know why. I have ran McAfee virus scan, Spyware Doctor, and Registry Mechanic, all of which have came back okay. I don't know what to do now, can anyone help? My computer also seems to be running extremely slow since this has happened. Is there any relation?

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Find the fix icon button and ... push it.



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Try going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Effects. There will be a box with your icons for My Computer, My Network Places, My Documents, and Recycle Bin. To restore the originals, click the icon you want to edit, and click "Edit Icon". Browse to C:\Windows\System\shell32.dll, and select the right icon. For all the others, try TweakUI's Rebuild Icon feature as has been suggested. TweakUI can be downloaded from:

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