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Windows 7: transparent icon is black?


09 Jun 2011   #1

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transparent icon is black?

Hello, i have an issue with my icons on desktop. I have made a folder and tryed to make its icon transparent. So i right-clicked it, Properties, Customize, Change icon... and selected the 13th one in 2., 3. and 4. row witch is suposed to be transparent. However, whenever i turn on my pc after that, the icon seems to be black, completely black square shaped icon. Is there any way to somehow fix this so i don't have a stupid black square on my desktop anymore? I don't know why, this is not anything big, but i'm getting pretty bored with this...


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09 Jun 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leemoonx View Post
Hello, i have an issue with my icons on desktop. I have made a folder and tryed to make its icon transparent. So i right-clicked it, Properties, Customize, Change icon... and selected the 13th one in 2., 3. and 4. row witch is suposed to be transparent. However, whenever i turn on my pc after that, the icon seems to be black, completely black square shaped icon. Is there any way to somehow fix this so i don't have a stupid black square on my desktop anymore? I don't know why, this is not anything big, but i'm getting pretty bored with this...
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I did what you did and it works for me after a restart.
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10 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

it looks like it didn't work i restarted yesterday and the icon was transparent, but i didn't reply bewcouse i wanted to se if it will be like that for good. I turd on my pc today and the icon is black
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10 Jun 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leemoonx View Post
I turd on my pc today and the icon is black
I can imagine if you turd on your PC is going to change the color
Let's try something else I have a transparent.ico in a zip download it and put it somewhere like documents folder and then Properties>Customize>Change icon but browse to the location of the transparent.ico and try that.
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10 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Great! I tryed once to download a transparent PNG picture but it was allso black. this one isn't when i'm selecting it as the icon for the folder it worked now, i'm just gonna wait untill tomorow to see if it is "permanent"( if it isn't then my win is a fail :P ) Thanks anyway
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10 Jun 2011   #6

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Let us know
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11 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Just switched on, icon's black. OMG O.o This is so retarded..... So it probably has something to do with turning on. Every time i log on it probably does something that "resets" the icons or something. I'm not quite familiar with these things so excuse my terminology with PC stuff. I'm allso not english but i try to put things together and make them mean something :P anyway, this thing is very, very anoying now...
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11 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Have you at any point used third party software to change the shortcut overlay icon- that's the arrow that shows on most icons?
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11 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Thinking about it, I'd try changing the shortcut overlay icon to test whether this is the problem (changing the icon is likely the best way to confirm either way)?

There is a SevenForums tutorial that shows you how to change this icon. I'd suggest you try this, and if it works you can refine the look later if required.

Follow the tutorial below using the *attached icon* as the replacement

BACKUP your system first and follow METHOD ONE

How to Change the Windows 7 Shortcut Arrow Overlay Icon

shortcut arrow[alt].zip


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11 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

No i have not use any programs that change the shortcut overlay icon Basicly, if i download a change the icon to be transparent, it will be, till the next time i log on... if i download a transparent .ICO file, it is transparent, but if i download transparent .PNG file, it's black :S Allthough, when i was on XP i used WindowBlinds to make my system look like Windows 7, there was one thing called "refresh icons cache" or something like that... Is there any posibility that that SOMEHOW stayed here when i switched to Windows 7 and SOMEHOW does this? Btw. i don't even know what that program did, it was just there with other things in the theme i used with windowblinds...
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