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Windows 7: Folder Icons Corrupt

25 Oct 2009   #1
jamiem1987

Seven
 
 
Folder Icons Corrupt

hi guys, just noticed this start happening today!....

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4787/capturexs.jpg


notice the folder icons apart from the program files are small! also happens in other folders

cheers


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25 Oct 2009   #2
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi jamiem1987

Could you try upping the image again, it's tiny!

You can try deleting the IconCache.db file found here; (hidden files/folder set to show) C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
Reboot and see if it works!
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25 Oct 2009   #3
jamiem1987

Seven
 
 

thanks for the quick response! i have deleted the icon cache numerous times now and its still the same,
they appear ok for a second and when windows is generating the thumbnails for the folders this is when they go small,

really annoying!

ps also changed the pic link!!
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25 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Indeed annoying!
have you tried a system restore?
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25 Oct 2009   #5
jamiem1987

Seven
 
 

yeah system restore hasnt helped! really strange one, im reluctant to do a clean install so il stick with it for a bit and see if anyone has a solution!

it looks as if its trying to make thumbnails of whatever is inside the folder for the icon
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25 Oct 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll assume that you've checked out the properties of one of the folders, chosen customize and restored defaults?
Name:  456.png
Views: 145
Size:  34.7 KB

A long shot i know and probably isn't the solution but it's always worth trying!

Have you considered a repair install?


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25 Oct 2009   #7
jamiem1987

Seven
 
 

that didnt sort it unfortunately! i have considered a reinstall but im reluctant to do it as on my laptop it puts all the drivers etc back to default which is a bit of a pain,

on a closer look it seems that its generating thumbnails of the files inside the folder for the icon, its fine if i create a new folder and put no files inside it, the moment i put files in it, the folder icon changes to what the icon of the file was

strrrange!! heres a screenshot of whati mean

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5408/capturegj.jpg
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25 Oct 2009   #8
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
that didnt sort it unfortunately! i have considered a reinstall but im reluctant to do it as on my laptop it puts all the drivers etc back to default which is a bit of a pain,
See the link i gave above, a repair install does a different job to plain reinstalling
I've seen the exact same thing on my PC before now, it fortunately sorted it's self without any inout from me.
Before a possible repair install, try entering the advanced boot options (prob. F8/F12 etc.) and choose 'Last known good configuration'. that may do the trick.
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25 Oct 2009   #9
jamiem1987

Seven
 
 

cheers mate im doing the repair now!
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25 Oct 2009   #10
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good Luck!
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