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Windows 7: Large & extra large icons blank

29 Aug 2014   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coffeewow View Post
You shouldn't need to merge the files unless you already deleted the whole thing. Just delete the bottom 2 lines.

You should probably google merging registry keys though and do some reasearch on the process because you can really hose up your computer if you dont know what your doing. I dont know your background though. So just sayin...

Basically to merge you just copy those keys into notepad and change the file to a .reg and windows will ask you if you want to merge it when you double click on the file. You'd also need the windows registry header on there too. Im not on a computer atm or I'd post that for ya. It can be googled as well though.
Thanks coffeewow, I now realize I didn't phrase my question correctly, sorry. My brain and mouth were going in two different directions. Should all the lines be in there? I can add them if they should be.

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31 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2012 All 64bit

Yes, all the lines except the bottom 2, that being the ones with the linkey info.
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09 Feb 2016   #13

Windows 7

FIXED IT!!! thank you coffeewow!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

was missing all the entries.... i started found that i could not even edit it... because first i made a quick merge file and i got denied... I am like a super windows pro myself, so this has really been bugging me... i am not about to reload windows just to fix icons...

But sure enough this was my problem....

WHAT WAS WRONG... this is the odd part...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows - permission had "everyone" with nothing checked effectively denying access to the system and everyone in the folder.

The very instant i removed "everyone" from the access list to match the rest of the keys in that section, the OS instantly populated the correct keys into the spot, without me even having to merge them in. I assume thats from the back up in the Wow6432Node.

BAM, bobs your uncle! all my folder blank icon wohas are over without even a reboot, or explorer restart.

This post lead me straight to the root of my problem. thanks!
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