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: Picture and Video icons mess up?


03 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Picture and Video icons mess up?

I was on my computer one day and had seen that my picture and video folder icon's was messed up. So I went to C:\Users\(Username) and then right-clicked one of the two folders, then clicked properties, then customize and went to 'Folder icons' and clicked 'Change icon...' and last I press was 'Reset to default' which should've reset that folders icon to the default icon, but it gave me this (picture down below, look at video folder icon) and when I did the same for the Picture folder it gives me the exact same icon and I know, before they messed up, they had two different icons. Now my Shell32.dll only shows one default icon for both the Picture and Video folder. How do I get the regular icons back? I'm picky about this stuff and I don't want two folders with the same icon. It would drive me insane.




Attached Thumbnails
Picture and Video icons mess up?-picture-video-folders.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CosmicPoptart,

Using Method Two in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to restore the default icons for these user folders for you.

User Folders - Restore Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello CosmicPoptart,

Using Method Two in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to restore the default icons for these user folders for you.

User Folders - Restore Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the reply, Shawn. Although it didn't work. I'm stuck when you tell me to put the desktop.ini from the (correct) rar folder. Because every time I extract the rar file into it's own folder, the desktop.ini doesn't show up in the folder. Even with my folder settings set to 'show all files and folders.' I also tried dragging the .ini file from the rar into the folder (that I did open up with the shell command) and it still didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Double check to make sure that you did step 4 in OPTION ONE to have hidden protected operating system files show as well, and not just hidden system files.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Double check to make sure that you did step 4 in OPTION ONE to have hidden protected operating system files show as well, and not just hidden system files.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Well look at that, that's what I did wrong. I couldn't find the 'hidden protected operating system files' at first until after looking at your screen shot in the last link you provided me! Thank you so very much! It worked after I unhidden the system files and redid the steps! :-D
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Picture and Video icons mess up?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Picture and Video icons mess up?
Thread Forum
Solved Different custom icons with the same name displays the same picture General Discussion
Music and Picture icons have changed Music, Pictures & Video
Solved Desktop picture vs. icons General Discussion
How do i get my picture icons to show the actual picture thumbnail? General Discussion
Solved Trouble with picture icons Music, Pictures & Video
Shortcut Icons Picture Breaking BSOD Help and Support
My desktop icons are mess up....... General Discussion

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 07:39 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33