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Windows 7: Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?


25 Jan 2012   #1

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Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?

I downloaded an app that helps in replacing icons. everything went fine except for the windows explorer system folder icon (i think its called as that)

Here is a pic to help you guys:


I know this has something to do with a registry error? Quesiton is, how do i revert that back to the default icon or if not revert, at least replace it with a new one.
If any of you guys out there can help me, it would be very awesome!
Thanks in advance!


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25 Jan 2012   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums
What App are you using to replace icons?

You may want to rebuild your Icon Cache Icon Cache - Rebuild
Jerry
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25 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums
What App are you using to replace icons?

You may want to rebuild your Icon Cache Icon Cache - Rebuild
Jerry
Hey thank you! I've been lurking around the forums for a while and just registered now since i couldnt find a solution for my problem.

I did what you suggested. Downloaded the Icon Cache and restarted the pc. Now for the folders that I open, it does this:



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25 Jan 2012   #4

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What App did you use to replace icons?
Jerry
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25 Jan 2012   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
What App did you use to replace icons?
Jerry
I used this:

7CONIFIER by ~wronex on deviantART

It's called 7Conifier
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25 Jan 2012   #6

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Any time you use a app to mess with icons you run the risk of messing up your icons. I would recommend uninstalling that app and or doing a system restore to before you installed that System Restore
I would also recommend you run Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will repair any corrupt system files that may have occurred when you used that app. If that doesn't help a repair install or a clean install may be in order.
Jerry
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25 Jan 2012   #7

windows 7
 
 

Hey thanks, ill try to do those! Will post back soon if it worked or not. Thanks for the help!
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26 Jan 2012   #8

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Any time you use a app to mess with icons you run the risk of messing up your icons. I would recommend uninstalling that app and or doing a system restore to before you installed that System Restore
I would also recommend you run Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will repair any corrupt system files that may have occurred when you used that app. If that doesn't help a repair install or a clean install may be in order.
Jerry
The OPTION 2 didn't work. It would only "flash"/"pop-up"and disappear and nothing happened even after waiting and browsing for a while. Aside from those (including system restore) is there another way to maybe download a file or something and at the same time tweak some values/whatever those stuff are in the registry to help restore that missing/corrupted icon?

Basically, i think that the issue just lies with a missing file (that was maybe replaced by the conifier app) thus, that annoying blank file looking icon on the taskbar. In any other field, its all fine, it only does that on the taskbar when i open a folder.
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26 Jan 2012   #9

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You could try this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
Not knowing exactly what that app did it would be very hard to track down, I am speaking from experience I used a iconpacker one time and learned my lesson now I change icons manually so I know what I have changed and have better control over it.
You could try a Repair Install Repair Install if that doesn't help I would recommend backing up all your data to an external hard drive and do a clean install Clean Install Windows 7
Jerry
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26 Jan 2012   #10
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Or otherwise, let us know the bit and build of your system, so that Jerry or me can supply you the proper system files, or mod it appropriately for you.

You can do it yourself, too! Download Resource Hacker x64 beta , Change this location pointed in the snip
Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 54
Size:  128.8 KB

with the supplied icon explorer-1.zip


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