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Fresh Icons

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Type of Program: Icon Repair
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT
Company Name: Moon Software
Version: 1.0.0
Price: free
Installed size: 10K


Late one night, while rooting around Windows Explorer, I noticed that all of the usual icons for familiar files had, uh...... changed. The icons on my Desktop and system tray had also transformed into unfamiliar little hallucinations. No it wasn't an acid flashback... What I was seeing was, it turns out, a familiar enough spectacle, since just as life can imitate art, Windows can imitate a Fellini movie.

At least where Windows' icon switcheroo is concerned, now there's Fresh Icons. It's an icon repair tool that restores your Desktop and Explorer icons to their normal state, not to mention restoring your confidence that you have NOT gone crazy. Fresh Icons sends icon update request to Windows, and quits. That's it. But Fresh Icons works to restore things when your right-click Refresh command from the Desktop doesn't. Just execute the program each time things get weird.

Icon metamorphosis may not be one of the world's biggest problems, but hey, Little Wheezer (my computer) gives me enough surprises. And Windows crams enough indignities down my throat as it is. You gotta hold you ground where you can. Stand up for your icons, by golly! Fresh Icons gives you some self-defense. It's a tiny program, just unzip, and click the EXE to run it.

User Friendly:
Cost: free
Ease of Installation:
Support: not known
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell
ICQ # 9407183

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