Desktop Shortcuts Rename Automatically After Reboot


T

Trev

Hi Guys,

I have renamed my desktop icons for My Computer and My
Network Places t shorter names, however after each rebott
they automatically change back to their previous names
(default names). Is there a registry switch which is doing
this?

Cheers,
Trev
 
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R

Ramesh [MVP]

Hi Trev,

David Candy has identified this issue is caused by a certain version of nVidia driver. Rolling back the driver might help. See here for a workaround from Keith Miller: http://tinyurl.com/23t7k

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Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
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http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

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Hi Guys,

I have renamed my desktop icons for My Computer and My
Network Places t shorter names, however after each rebott
they automatically change back to their previous names
(default names). Is there a registry switch which is doing
this?

Cheers,
Trev
 
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Guest

Here's what worked for me

In Regedit navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID

Then navigate to the registry branch shown below for the icon you want to rename

My Network Places {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
My Computer {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
My Documents {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Internet Explorer {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D

In the right panel, right-click on "LocalizedString" and rename it to "LocalizedString.old

Right-click in an empty area of the right panel, select Expandable String Value and name it "LocalizedString

Double-click on the new "LocalizedString" and in the Value data field enter whatever name you want for the icon

Click OK, then right click on your desktop, select Refresh and you should see the new name for the icon.
 

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