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Windows 7: Restoring Default Folder Icon - Not Working?

15 Dec 2014   #21
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Chrome uploads folder display issues

Well I don't have chrome installed but I do sometimes use Aviator - a chromium based browser and I'm using it to write this post. I get the same issue - the default folder shows up. I think it's got something to do with "User Folders" and AppData folders - they don't get changed.

I'll look at that tutorial again as I think it shows how to change the icon on these folders too.

Aviator & AppData - It's probably the same for Chrome.

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15 Dec 2014   #22
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Change User Folders

Here is the tutorial:

User Folders - Change Default Icon

I'll try it on my machine.
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15 Dec 2014   #23
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Chrome file browser

Tried it. It didn't make any difference.

If I manually change the folder icon it will show up in Aviator (Chrome) file uploader but it's ridiculous to attempt to manually change the icon for every folder and sub folder.

The thing is - using a different browser to upload files does actually show the custom icons! I haven't yet figured out what's going on with Chrome. There's quite a number of members using Chrome so maybe they might provide clues if they read this thread! I'll keep trying to figure it out.

Edit: Screenshot is from Aviator when browsing for a file to upload. In Explorer the icons all show blue.


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15 Dec 2014   #24
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Screenshots from both

Screenshots to illustrate the problem:

Explorer shows custom icons:

Restoring Default Folder Icon - Not Working?-index-program-files-x86-explorer.jpg

Chrome (or Aviator still shows original icons)

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16 Dec 2014   #25
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi,

So the wrong icon will show when uploading to chrome, saving a file as, and in ZIP files. It is not a chrome-isolated problem.
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16 Dec 2014   #26
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Chrome folder icons

Well here's some better screenshots that actually show the file uploader in action. Different browsers used on the same machine.

Uploading a file using Opera - the custom (blue) folder icons are shown.
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Uploading a file using Chrome (Aviator in this case) - the default (yellow) folder icons are shown.
Restoring Default Folder Icon - Not Working?-aviator-file-upload.jpg
It seems to suggest that Chrome will only show the default yellow folder icons no matter how much you customise your icons in windows. At least that's the theory. I'm hoping that someone else will confirm this. With luck another forum member who uses Chrome but has custom folder icons in windows will be able to add their thoughts.


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16 Dec 2014   #27
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Re: Ziped folder icons

To change zip folder icons you need to modify zipfldr.dll in system32 and syswow64.

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That means creating your own set of icons in all sizes and replacing the existing ones.


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16 Dec 2014   #28
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi,

I meant folders IN the zip file have the folder 10 icon, not the zip file itself. I tried setting the 10 in imageres.dll to the one I have selected, but it has not seemed to work.
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16 Dec 2014   #29
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok I just changed the icon of the default 10 to the one I want. All fixed! Thanks for all your help

A Sincere Thank You,

-- Graysull
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