Desktop Icons

By fan1bsb97
May 1, 2013
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  1. Hi everyone. I am a computer teacher and my lab uses Windows XP. I noticed that on one of the computers someone (presumably a student) renamed icons to inappropriate things. I right clicked to see when it was modified, but it just says the same day that it was created. The same is true for any other icon I rename.

    Is there a way to see a history of it so I can figure out when it was changed and therefore who the culprit is?

    Thanks so much!
  2. stansfield

    stansfield Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    Does right clicking on the icon, general tab, created, modified and accessed dates and time show??
  3. fan1bsb97

    fan1bsb97 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    It shows but it says Nov. 11, 2011 for both. Even I change the name right now, it will still say that date.
  4. stansfield

    stansfield Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    Sorry, did not read in full but normally what you did shows the three items?
    Would doing a system restore to most recent point, if there is one, give you any clue as to when they were changed
  5. fan1bsb97

    fan1bsb97 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Yes it shows the three items.

    I don't think system restore changes files like that.
  6. stansfield

    stansfield Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    I don't have xp but believe it restores original icons and wondering if you
    could establish a time frame from restore points if available.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    Doing a system restore will not affect that,sorry.


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