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Windows 7: Wandering Folder Icons

03 Jun 2011   #1
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Wandering Folder Icons

Here's a strange problem I posted a while ago and still can't seem to solve. I have been using the Properties > Customize > Choose File feature for a lot of my folders, which helps make identification easier. When I do this, often I'll start seeing the images I chose for those folders appear in other completely different folders. For example, the computer image I chose for a collection of old computer pictures is showing in the folder I use for MP3s. Usually I can go to Restore Default and that will get rid of it, but there was one in which I had to move everything out of a folder and delete it entirely to fix the problem. I even had one instance in which the program icon for Quick Time was replaced by the one for J Downloader.

I have tried deleting IconCache.db in my user profile without results. I've made sure the image in question is actually in the folder it represents, and isn't linked from somewhere else. I don't have any third party enhancers running. This has been the only consistent problem I've had with 7.

Bleh...

Andacar


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03 Jun 2011   #2
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried flushing the Thumbnail Cache also? You can do this via CCleaner if you have or follow this forum tutorial...

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Also;

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Restart Explorer cleanly after each by typing TSKILL EXPLORER in the Start/Search box and hit Enter.

And have you tried renaming the images to simply- folder.jpg ?
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