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Windows 7: Icons on External HDD not showing

09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Icons on External HDD not showing

So I like the idea of being able to using custom icons for folders (album covers as the folder) but when I plug in my external HDD into a friends PC the icons don't show up yet they work fine on my PC. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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10 Jul 2012   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi, welcome to SevenForums.

Try this: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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10 Jul 2012   #3

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Where do you keep your custom icons at? If they are on your computer they will not show up on someone else's computer, they would have to be stored in the external hard drive for that to work.
Jerry
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10 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi, welcome to SevenForums.

Try this: Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
Thanks! But that doesn't really help.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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Where do you keep your custom icons at? If they are on your computer they will not show up on someone else's computer, they would have to be stored in the external hard drive for that to work.
Jerry
They're in each folder for each album.
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Is it because icon settings are stored on the C:/ drive somewhere and that persons computer I'm using doesn't have that same ThumbCache.db as me? What if I went into their %appdata% folder and deleted the IconCache.db, perhaps that would work?
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10 Jul 2012   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pikix View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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Where do you keep your custom icons at? If they are on your computer they will not show up on someone else's computer, they would have to be stored in the external hard drive for that to work.
Jerry
They're in each folder for each album.
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Is it because icon settings are stored on the C:/ drive somewhere? So that when I plug my external HDD into another computer the icons don't show?
If you are talking about the folder thumbnail preview (Folder.jpg), then when in your friends computer, you may need to a quick rebuild of icon cache to generate the previews rightly. Sometimes changing the icon view also does the trick .

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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Size:  38.0 KB


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10 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pikix View Post

They're in each folder for each album.
-----------------
Is it because icon settings are stored on the C:/ drive somewhere? So that when I plug my external HDD into another computer the icons don't show?
If you are talking about the folder thumbnail preview (Folder.jpg), then when in your friends computer, you may need to a quick rebuild of icon cache to generate the previews rightly. Sometimes changing the icon view also does the trick .

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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Thanks for the help but no luck so far. I took the album art cover (a .jpeg file) and converted it into an icon (a .ico file). These icons dont show but the folder does show the .jpg on the thumbnail (on my computer and my friends)
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10 Jul 2012   #7
Arc

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.ico files if customized in one computer will not be shown in another one.
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