OK. First, my oringinal problem was that my GIF and JPG's were missing their proper icons. See here. I originally thought I would make sure they are default to open with Windows Picture And Fax Viewer. After doing this, nothing had changed. The icons were still 'unknown'. So, I remembered that the other day, I had uninstalled a bunch of programs that I was not using; I wanted to free up some hard drive storage. I figured, if I restore the icons will become fixed. After the system restore, sure enough, the GIF and JPGs were back to normal. Cool!
BUT! When I looked in the Add/Remove Programs, all the old programs had re-installed after the restore. *sigh* OK, so I will remove them again. But, when I attempt to do so, I am getting errors. They will not remove. My guess is that something in the registry was removed on the initial removal and now when I
attempt to remove them, this file it is looking for is not available. (PS: I tried to undo the changes of the restore, but it would not complete succesfully. I also tried to restore to a time before this last restore, also unsuccessful.)
What can I do to successfully remove these programs again?
Thank you in advance,