All my desktop icons have changed, unable to open files
I recently downloaded a Zip file, and I don't know what happened but after trying to open it all my files/icons on my desktop have changed to UTorrent.
Consequently, when I click to open anything it only opens the UTorrent.
I would like to know the most simpliest way to resolve this problem and to restore everyting as it was. I am unable to download any software to be able to help me restore any files. The only way I am connecting to the internet is via the Expat Shield software
which I have installed, by clicking connect, it allows me to access the net.
I have backed up my files on an external portable hard drive. Do you think that I would need to go back to factory settings and start all over again?
Your kind assistance will be much appreciated.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone.
Solutions to the Problem All my desktop icons have changed, unable to open files
Using Windows troubleshooter:
- Click on Search on Charm bar and type Troubleshooting. Click on the very first option.
- A new window will open. Click View all from the left pane.
- Scroll down to the bottom and click on Windows update.
- Troubleshooter window for Windows update will pop up. Click on NEXT. It may ask you for administrative permission.
- The troubleshooter will automatically detect problems and fix it.
- Now, close this window and try download/install the app which was previously showing error.
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