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Replacing Missing Control Panel Icons
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Some of the default Microsoft Windows NT Control Panel icons may be missing.
This problem can occur when the *.cpl file that displays the icon either becomes corrupt or is deleted by accident.
Copy or expand the *.cpl files from the original installation location, such as the Windows NT CD-ROM.
Windows NT 3.51Copy the *.cpl file from the Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 CD to the %SystemRoot%\System32 directory.
Windows NT 4.0Expand the *.cpl file from the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 CD. The following example demonstrates how to expand the file Access.cpl from the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 CD into the C:\Winnt\System32 directory:
expand d:\i386\access.cp_ c:\winnt\system32\access.cplFor additional information about how to manually open the Control Panel folders, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
180025Type the following line at a command prompt to reregister the icons:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180025/EN-US/ )How to Open Control Panel Folders from the Command Prompt
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_FillCache_RunDLLNOTE: This line is case sensitive. Type it exactly as shown.
The following table lists the most common Microsoft Windows NT Control Panel icons and the accompanying *.cpl files:
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NOTE: The Srvmgr.cpl file is also responsible for the Services and Devices icon in Control Panel.
Article ID: 173132 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 1.1