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Windows 7: Multiple icons showing in smallest size when using Extra Large Icons

28 Feb 2014   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks for that feedback. I'm not well versed in icons, so I'm going to back out of this thread.

Before I go...
Check folder options view
[ ] Always show icons, never thumbnails
[ ] Display file icon on thumbnails

Since you mention the icon db
navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA% and rename IconCache.db to IconCache_db.bak
restart your machine

I had a similar issue with Libraries. The album art was in the file but would not display in Explorer. The simple solution was to create a new folder and copy the music to the new folder. After that the album art displayed fine. Not a real solution because there were so many folders.

The thing about Windows is that when something like this goes awry, the crawl time to repair is very long. You could also try rebuilding the search index (Control Panel - Indexing options - Advanced - Rebuild). Why? It forces Windows to crawl faster.

These are off the top of my head ideas, another member will probably give you more straight forward advice on this issue.

Good luck, I look forward to reading the solution.

Bill
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28 Feb 2014   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You could install an icon viewer to check if the larger size icons are present.

For example, IconViewer v3.02 Shell Extension
Make sure you download the correct version (i.e. 32 bit or 64 bit).
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28 Feb 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you have to increase the icon size in the icon cache.
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01 Mar 2014   #14
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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One more information is needed over what you said very elaborately.

What is the location of the two folders "FPS Games" and "action games" in the computer?
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03 Mar 2014   #15
RoadkillSD

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You could install an icon viewer to check if the larger size icons are present.

For example, IconViewer v3.02 Shell Extension
Make sure you download the correct version (i.e. 32 bit or 64 bit).
Not sure what this will do to help as it has already been established that 256 versions exist for almost every single icon being used with the exception of the few Steam shortcuts that are using the default Steam icons at 128 (yet still scale to 256). Every single icon at one point has displayed correctly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you have to increase the icon size in the icon cache.
Are you referring to the steps in THIS KB ARTICLE? I have already done that. Tried 500, 1024, 2048 and 4096 with no change.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
One more information is needed over what you said very elaborately.

What is the location of the two folders "FPS Games" and "action games" in the computer?
They are on the desktop (my user only, not public).
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03 Mar 2014   #16
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoadkillSD View Post

They are on the desktop (my user only, not public).
There is no adequate reason for such a mishap, other than a very particular fact that the shortcuts are internet shortcuts.

The shortcuts to installed exe files should not change in this fashion at all. But an internet resource which is not present in your computer may react in this way.
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03 Mar 2014   #17
RoadkillSD

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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

They are on the desktop (my user only, not public).
There is no adequate reason for such a mishap, other than a very particular fact that the shortcuts are internet shortcuts.

The shortcuts to installed exe files should not change in this fashion at all. But an internet resource which is not present in your computer may react in this way.
Yeah unfortunately this is not the case. The Steam shortcuts, while they list as internet shortcuts in their properties, are pulling their icons from the icon repository at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam\games\. The icons for non-Steam, standard shortcuts to game executables are having the issue as well as Steam shortcuts.

I said F it and deleted all of the game folders on my desktop, ran the batch file to clear the icon database and reset all folder settings to default, set the Max Cached Icons string to 1024, rebooted, recreated the game folders on the desktop, created shortcuts to every executable manually by right-clicking in the folders (while in extra large icon mode already so that when the shortcut appears, it is already choosing 256 size) and selecting new shortcut and pointing it to the executables then opening properties on each shortcut and setting the icons to the 256 icons on my D drive. Every shortcut is now displaying correctly... for now. I'll restart, logon/logoff a few times and test when I get home tonight and see if that did the trick. I'm not getting my hopes up as all the commands in the batch and the reg entry should have resolved this.
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03 Mar 2014   #18
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Best of luck. Wish you a success.

If not, by any chance, you may think of changing the executable files icons in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam\games\ by using Resource Hacker.
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06 Mar 2014   #19
RoadkillSD

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

No go. After a few reboots the issue has returned. I don't understand what the deal is here. Guess it's time for a chat with Microsoft.
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08 Aug 2014   #20
DayGlow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Any luck in finding a solution? I have the exact same issue. Games folder on the desktop with shortcuts to my games, all with custom icons I know have 256x256 size and half of them display as small icons.
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