Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

25 Jan 2012   #1
tkwolf

windows 7
 
 
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!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Jan 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #3
tkwolf

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:



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jan 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

What App did you use to replace icons?
Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #5
tkwolf

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #7
tkwolf

windows 7
 
 

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

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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: 58
Size:  128.8 KB

with the supplied icon explorer-1.zip


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
How to Change the Windows 7 Pinned Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon Open To Target This will show you how to change the Windows 7 pinned Windows Explorer taskbar icon from the default Open To the Libraries window target to Open To the Computer window target or other possible locations that are...
Tutorials
I can't pin any Folder to Windows Explorer in taskbar
Hi guys! My windows7 is very good. But, now, i can not pin any folder to WindowsExplorer in Taskbar. The other is ok,but WindowsExplorer only. Please help me!
General Discussion
Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...
Hey all, my girlfriend is running Win 7 Home... she has always had the default Windows speaker "volume" icon down on her task bar by her clock. She uses it all the time to switch between her speakers and her headset, where she right clicks on the icon and selects "playback devices" and then...
Sound & Audio
Pictures folder on taskbar minimizes to the Explorer icon
hi. i dont know where to post this. in my taskbar, i have a shortcut for my pictures folder. but when i minimize it, it minimize to the explorer folder. how i change it. i want to minimize it to his shortcut, not to the explorer. but i want to keep explorer shortcut too. how i changed it?...
General Discussion
Folder shortcut missing from taskbar, windows 7
i cr8 a folder and all my game shortcut into d folder. i mk it appear at left side d date there taskbar there. but d folder alwys went missing after few restart. i alwys need recreate again d shortcut at the taskbar. any solution to this bug? testing on windows 7 professional and ultimate. both...
General Discussion
My taskbar Windows Explorer icon changed.
It changed, it's dynamic now. I like it now. But I'm curious, what has change it? Can I get it back to the general icon which is a yellow folder icon?
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App