I installed the Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Master Collection on my laptop. It all seemed OK until I shut it dow and turned it on again: ALL the program icons were replaced by the Adobe Photoshop icon. Also, that is the only program I can open.
I purchased a dowloadable student/teacher version of the Suite from Adobe's oficial website. I supposedly have the right to install it in 2 PCs. My desktop is working OK, but this anoying thing with the icon keeps happening to my laptop. How can I fix it? Many thanks.
Uninstall PS, manually edit your file associations, reinstall. Some otehr program has generically usurped the equally generic "file" file association and makes a mess of things. Make your security tools behave or whatever program it is that is causing this.
Similar symptoms sometimes occur with Acrobat; see http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/application-file-icons-change-acroba t.html
Maybe some of the solutions in there may also cover your problem.
Hello. Thanks for your help. I've tried some of the solutuions on the link you provided, however, they did not work. Sorry to be so ignorant, but is the "IconCache.db" file the same that "IconCache database file"? I know they are quite the same, but one of your solutions says that I should erase the "IconCache.db file", and my PC only have a "Icon Cache" file, that is labeled as "database file", and when I asked to delete it, a message appeared saying that it could cause malfunctions in some of my programs. So I freaked out and decided to ask you first
If your Windows Explorer is set to 'Hide extensions of known file types', then you may not see the '.db' extension of the IconCache.db file. But the "database file" type confirms that it is actually the IconCache.db file; it is the file you were instructed to delete. (But it's always better to double-check if you are unsure.)
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