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Shortcut icons are blue E's..no longer originals

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    windows 8

    Shortcut icons are blue E's..no longer originals


    Many of my shortcut icons are now Blue E's, instead of their original ones. This is a new computer with Windows 8 on it and when we moved over my desktop icons, many are not showing their old icon pictures. Any idea on how to get them back?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mtbraun, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Could you post a screenshot showing this?

    This will help make sure we know what the issue may be.
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    windows 8


    Neither my husband nor I understand how to post a screenshot.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem. Clicking on the link in my post above can help show you how to.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Note if you change the default browser to something other than IE, and you've pinned sites to your start screen, this is what happens. Not saying this is what is happening here, but this is the most obvious reason it can happen (and with these exact symptoms too).
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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