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Windows 7: Desktop pdf icons keep changing

17 Feb 2014   #1
msnyder701

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Desktop pdf icons keep changing

For some reason, the icons on my desktop for some (but not all) of my pdf files keep changing, from the standard Adobe icon to a "preview" icon that shows the first page of the document. I have tried rebuilding my font cache; the "Allow themes to change desktop icons" box is **unchecked**; and I have increased the size of the icon cache to 8192 by adding the appropriate line in the registry.

I can revert these icons to the Adobe version by opening the file and then saving it again with the same name, but it doesn't last. If I move the files to a new folder on the desktop, the icons will change to the one I want if I select "Large" or "Extra Large" icon size, but as soon as I select "Medium", it reverts to the "preview" style. I have attached two screenshots as examples. Same file, all I did was to switch icon sizes back and forth.

Sometimes moving the file from the folder on the desktop back onto the desktop itself will revert it to the Adobe icon, sometimes not.

Any ideas??????




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22 Feb 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums msnyder701. I haven't used adobe reader for years. This may work, I was searching for the path to disable previews within adobe as well, I could not find them. Most people want the previews, and it is broken, there is a fix for that

Try this:

Start> In search box type desktop> Enter> The desktop folder will open> Upper left Organize> Folder and search options> View tab> Tick Always show icons, never thumbnails> Apply and OK your way out

See if that works, it will only apply to the desktop folder unless you tell windows to apply to all folders. Of course, no thumbnails will show on the desktop now, only icons.

A Guy
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23 Feb 2014   #3
msnyder701

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
It worked!

Wow, that worked! Thanks a million!!!
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23 Feb 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No worries. Be aware that if you change the view settings on another folder and choose to apply that to other folders of that type, you'd have to change back desktop only as above. Glad it seems to work for you

A Guy
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