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Windows 7: Windows Explorer folder icons not being displayed correctly

15 Jun 2013   #1
DizzyWolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Explorer folder icons not being displayed correctly

A few months ago, my folders in windows explorer started having this problem where the icons of the files inside no longer appeared. This only occurred after a windows update, but I haven't been able to identify which one. I've discovered that restarting the laptop fixes the problem, but only for around half an hour. Running CCleaner also disrupts the folders. It applies to all personal folders. See attached picture.

The folders 'Other I' and 'Other II' are how they should look. The other four folders are displaying incorrectly.

Does anyone know why it might be doing this and how I can fix it permanently?

Windows Explorer folder icons not being displayed correctly-folder.jpg




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15 Jun 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you tried rebuilding the icon cache

Icon Cache - Rebuild

failing that try a sfc scan...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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15 Jun 2013   #3
DizzyWolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Actually, I think it has worked! thank you boohbah
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15 Jun 2013   #4
DizzyWolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Not fixed

Nope, problem has not been fixed. I deleted an image from a folder and it has messed it up again. Anyone else got different suggestions?
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15 Jun 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DizzyWolf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is with folders, you might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may help.
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jun 2013   #6
DizzyWolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink

That hasn't worked either. I also tried the Thumbnail Preview option I found posted. That isn't the problem either
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15 Jun 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you might see if running a SFC scan again to see if it may help if there's a corrupted system file.
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15 Jun 2013   #8
DizzyWolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

SFC scan couldn't find anything wrong, as with the first scan.
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15 Jun 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would recommend to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened, but since it started a few months ago, you most like do not.

If not, then a repair install should be able to fix this for you without losing anything.
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