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Shortcut icons keep changing?


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#1
I have been using Windows 8 for a while now and I have noticed a strange problem.
It appears that the shortcuts on my desktop keep having the icon changed (the arrow).
Here is what it should look like normally (I think):


Here is it with a different icon:
1.PNG

Here is it with another icon (from sync center?):
3.PNG

And another (notice the two UAC Shields on the second one):


And here with nothing at all:



What do you think could be causing this? I'm pretty sure I re-installed once and still had the problem. It seems absolutely random and rebooting doesn't really change it. Also I am not sure if this is the right thread, couldn't really figure out what fit.
 

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#2
Microangelo perhaps ????

I can do things like that with Microangelo on Display.
Do you have Microangelo ?

See picture--
 

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#3
Never even heard of that until now. Can't find any trace of it on my system. You think installing it could help?

And here is the latest one:
 

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    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
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    G.Skill Sniper 1866 2x4GB
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    HIS Radeon HD 6770
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#4
Almost seems like a notifications feature. Downloading update - arrow down, installing update - installer icon, and updated - checkmark. And then of course the regular shortcut arrow. The uac shields mean that program is set to always be run as administrator, without specificly having to do so.

I googled to see if it was a feature but couldn't find anything about it, nor anyone else asking the same question. So in other words i have no clue lol. I know im just so helpfull. :)
 

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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2500MHz
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    Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
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    4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM)
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    nVidia GeForce 8600 GT (512MB)
#5
Never even heard of that until now. Can't find any trace of it on my system. You think installing it could help?

And here is the latest one:

If you never heard of Microangelo that's not the problem.

It's a program for dealing with icons.
Rather complicated & NOT cheap.

I think a better solution should be available.

Maybe a System Restore from a time when the problem did not exist.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
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    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security