Today, on my laptop with Windows7 found a weird problem.
I was trying to run any program. The windows7 asked on how/from which program to open it. I clicked wrongly ‘wireshark’ and forgot to uncheck the ‘Always use the selected program to open this kind of file‘ and suddenly all the shortcut and startmenu icons changed to of type ‘wireshark’. So my mozilla firefox icon was of wirehsark, notepad start menu icon was of type wireshark and so on…..When i tried opening mozilla firefox it couldn’t. This was a big headache for me. I Started trying many things by searching web what is the problem and solution but nothing helped. Some sight suggested to delete old iconcache.db and recreate it using explorer.exe, but it didn’t help.
After almost wasting 2-3 Hrs, finally raised IT case to my department.
But when i came to home, again started searching for any solution, since it’s Friday today and IT case will come into action on Monday. And yeah guess what , finally one of the web browsing resolved my issue 🙂
Here is the solution.
In the above line, 2nd part of solution helped me. It was a registry related program that i downloaded and ran and it may have modified registry to make everything working 🙂
Issue resolved before it could be read be read by IT guy. So Relaxed Now ( Since i was fearing this issue might lead to reinstalling windows and then reinstalling and reconfiguring many essential programs )
Thanks to Aibek ! who posted that solution.
Please be careful while selecting any program to open a file/program and check/uncheck to apply.
This was the real culprit – i forgot to uncheck it