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Windows 7: Corrupted/Weird File ICONS


11 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 
Corrupted/Weird File ICONS

Today I had something very strange suddenly happen to almost all of my individual file icons in folder views (any program file type), no matter which folder view I choose. The only icons that display properly are folder icons, Desktop icons and system file icons.

I have made no changes to any icons or default programs, etc.

I did have a critical error when I booted out of hibernate this morning, and had to re-start the computer; however, I did not notice this problem until a few hours later. I also had new Windows critical updates that I installed prior to seeing this.

I have a full backup image from yesterday, but before I spend those 3 hours restoring, I wanted to see if anyone has some ideas to fix this problem.

I did see this tutorial:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Below is a screenshot of what I'm seeing (little blue box with white double arrows):




Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you followed the tutorial and seen if there is no change.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Welcome to SF.

You mentioned you saw the tutorial, but did you attempt to rebuild your icon cache?
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11 Jan 2012   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Not exactly sure what this blue box is, but at first you may try a System Restore to an earlier point and see if those are still there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks everyone.

Ive run the tutorial (command prompt method), and system restore; neither has corrected the issue.

I'm reluctant to use system repair off the Windows 7 installation disk - as I've had issues with that method in Win XP Pro
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
So... are the files in C:\Users\username\.... actually shortcuts to files stored elsewhere?

Interesting, because all other files stored directly in folders that I created for other stuff on the HD do not have this problem; even files in C:\Program Files look right. I'm only seeing this in my libraries

hmmmm.

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RochaMalhada View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
So... are the files in C:\Users\username\.... actually shortcuts to files stored elsewhere?

Interesting, because all other files stored directly in folders that I created for other stuff on the HD do not have this problem; even files in C:\Program Files look right. I'm only seeing this in my libraries

hmmmm.

Thanks
That didn't work... sigh*
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Does it appear on a new icon ?
Do you use Norton 360 Backup ?
In Norton 360 backup there are icon overlays for the files that need to be backed up and have not yet been backed up. You can turn this feature off in Norton. It will take a reboot after you turn the feature off for your "normal" icons to return. Let me know if you need step-by-step instructions or if you figured it out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #10

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Can you open these files/folders from these libraries (i.e. by double-clicking them)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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