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I installed Google Chrome, and decided it wasn't worth the hassle when there is a superior browser like Firefox, and changed my default program back to Firefox. However, the Google Chrome Pokemon ball icons wouldn't go away, and still showed as the default icon for web files although the files opened in Firefox. I uninstalled Google Chrome and set the Program Access and Defaults to Firefox, rebooted, and instead of Firefox icons I now have the old ''DOS System'' Icon. I have tried to change my defaults to both IE and Firefox and no change.
I am now unable to open links from my Mail client. I ran a registry cleaner (ccleaner) and found that Google Chrome left behind several unsavory items, but deleting those keys did not restore my icons.
I am extremely disappointed in this program, and think that the folks at Google need to pull it together before pushing out an operating system. It's left such a bad taste in my mouth I am reluctant to even give them a chance.
I fully agree and sympathize with you.
I faced a similar problem and here is the solution for it.
First uninstall Google Chrome (From what you have written; you have already uninstalled it).
Go to "Set Default Programs" (Control Panel>Default Programs>Set Default Programs)
Select Internet Explorer and click Set this program as default
Select Microsoft Office Outlook and click Set this program as default
Run Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and browse to location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ext and change the value data of all DWORD entries from 1 to 0.
Launch Internet Explorer first; launch your Mail client (hopefully Microsoft Officer Outlook).
Check if all is well and you are now able to open links from within your Mail client.
If all is well now, you may change your Default Program settings to Firefox.
P.S. Just remember to say thanks :) and you can always change the Firefox icons, you do know how?
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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