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: Desktop Icons not displaying properley

15 Jul 2012   #1
Hombrex

Windows 7 home premium 64Acer Veriton bit
 
 
Desktop Icons not displaying properley

Today I downloaded Vista Icon Manager but it wouldn't work. I did some work on the PC then turned it off.
When I turned back on again all my desktop icons except "resident" programmes have a square in front of them. The squares were originally black but have now changed to the "Windows File ". I presume these squares are the lay over arrows that come with shortcuts.
I have uninstalled Vista Icon manager from the PC but to no avail.
Any ideas ? Thanks in advance
Hombrex


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jul 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Hombrex, and welcome to Seven Forums.


If it's just the shortcut arrow overlay messed up on the icon of shortcuts, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to restore the default arrow.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
Otherwise, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo and fix it.

Hope this helps,

Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Desktop Icons not displaying properley




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Preview Icons Not Displaying, Sometimes No Icons Display in Explorer
After progressively getting worse, Windows Explorer now displays as seen in the screen shot (no icons are displaying). At first I thought it was taking time to build the icons, but it never does. the loading bar stays loading at 90%. The first few times it happened, I thought I was in a folder with...
Performance & Maintenance
exe icons not displaying properly
Only if an exe file is selected. Rebuilding the icon cache didnt help. All other extension icons display fine. Is there a way to fix that? http://www.shrani.si/f/2f/ik/35DX2OQT/11.jpg
General Discussion
Desktop icons, not displaying properly
I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and I copied my old appdata folder. I do not know if this is what is causing the issue, as it was causing invisible icons to be pinned to my start menu. Anyways, my current problem is, when I choose to display my desktop toolbar on the task bar, the toolbar...
General Discussion
Problems Wih Icons Displaying
Earlier today, after installing Win7 SP1 and other updates, I began having problems displaying certain icons all of a sudden. This wasn't immediate; it happened after a couple of restarts. I'm not sure what could be the problem. It isn't affecting performance, or the functionality of the programs,...
General Discussion
Desktop Icons Not Displaying Correctly
My desktop folder icons have been acting pretty buggy lately. I am sure everyone is aware of what the folder icon is supposed to look like when it has pictures, movies, etc in it, and what the folder icon should look like when it's empty. Well, the two folders on my desktop which always have...
General Discussion
Some Desktop Icons not displaying fullsized
As you'll see in the attachment i uploaded. Some icons such as "grooveshark" "albumplayer" etc, dont display a full sized icon like firefox does. I've tried making icons a blowing them up to 256x256 but no luck. How do i get nice big icons like firefox? Thanks
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 03:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App