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We accidentally updated on today email and about 10 icons on desktop change to red circle, white background & red c in middle.

We did not want to change any of icons on desktop to this figure...cannot restore back to default setting, please give specific instruction on how to do this to get bac

the original icons on desktop

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It sounds that you have installed the CCleaner browser and changed your file associations during the install.

Most browsers will change your file associations when you first install them, unless you tell them not to.

If/when this happens then it's easy enough to change them back.

It often happens with PDF files so that's what I'll use in the example.

  • Right click on any PDF file icon and select 'Open With      > ' and then 'Choose another app'.
  • Choose the application that you want to open PDFs with, then tick "Always use this App to open PDF files'.
  • Click 'OK'.
  • The file will open in the App that you have chosen, you can close it if you don't want to work on it just then.
  • You only have to do this with one file and all your PDF icons should change back to how they were. (If they don't change straight away then restart your computer).

See also the clips below.

If the changed icons are for another type of file (.docx, .png, whatever) then it's the same process to reassociate each type of file back to open how you want it to (and so reset the icons).




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