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Windows 7: How to restore Icons

24 May 2013   #1
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
How to restore Icons

Hi guys now what i wanna know here is how can i restore the icons of folders after formatting drive C,
i have folders with customized icons and these icons and folders are in drive D.
some times when i format C the folders icon stay how they are and sometimes they go back to the default whats the secret ?
i want to know how to keep the icons on folder even if c gets formatted.
thanks


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24 May 2013   #2
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

just a shot in the dark... I have never had icon problems...but I have read plenty of posted solutions...
Can you use the information in Icon Cache - Rebuild to locate your icons and copy them to your C drive. I recommend creating a restore point or creating an image backup before attempting this.
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24 May 2013   #3
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

So lets say i save the IconCache.db format C and then just replace the IconCache.db and all the icons will go back to the folders ?
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24 May 2013   #4
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

my apologies:
My wording was not exactly clear. I meant to copy that data in the folder in D drive to the appropriate folder in C drive.
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25 May 2013   #5
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

its ok, dont really understand what u saying abt this maybe you are not getting what i need here ?
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25 May 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you referring to customized icons ? That you have downloaded ?
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25 May 2013   #7
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Are you referring to customized icons ? That you have downloaded ?
Yes
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25 May 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Did you use a program to add them ? The icons are located inside the C:\Windows\System32 along with SysWOW64 for 64-bit OS . Files are shell32.dll , imagesp1.dll and imageres.dll and if you have a custom zip folder icon its zipfldr.dll . Back up those files to a save place and once you're done installing windows add them back .
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25 May 2013   #9
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Nope no program,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
along with SysWOW64 for 64-bit OS
dont get this ?
So i just go to C:\Windows\System32 Copy : shell32.dll , imagesp1.dll and imageres.dll And thats it ?
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25 May 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you want to keep the settings of the custom icons . For a reinstall . Show me the screen shot of the icons .
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