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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate Icon Quirk. Help

18 Apr 2010   #1
nicklemarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate Icon Quirk. Help

Here is the lowdown.

-I have 2 laptops with Windows 7 Ultimate on them.
-One is 32bit, the other is 64bit.

-I have one desktop that is 64bit.

The problem I have am having is that on all of them. All my files (except native windows files ie: windows folder, etc, etc) have icons in the bottom left corner. The icon is the generic unknown file icon for windows 7. The icon is fine, there is just a smaller one in the foreground. It is quite annoying especially on video files the have previews enabled. I have not included a screenshot because I am currently at work, but when I get home, I shall post one. Any info?

PS. I have looked up Windows 7 overlays briefly here at work to no avail.


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18 Apr 2010   #2
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Could you post a screen-shot please? Either using the Prt Sc Button on your Keyboard, and then copying to clipboard - or by using the Snipping tool. Kind-of confusing as to what you mean Thanks
-DD
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18 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am confused, also. Are you viewing these files in Windows Explorer? If so, it may a file association problem.
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18 Apr 2010   #4
nicklemarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here you go, I had my female send me a quick PNG. This is on Windows 7 32bit. Also file associations are optimal.


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18 Apr 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like someone tried to remove the shortcut arrows and it didn't take properly. Give this a read,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

and see which way (remove or restore) fixes it.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I see what you mean; but I'm stumped.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks like someone tried to remove the shortcut arrows and it didn't take properly. Give this a read,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

and see which way (remove or restore) fixes it.
Ah, very good. I did not think of that.
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18 Apr 2010   #8
nicklemarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks like someone tried to remove the shortcut arrows and it didn't take properly. Give this a read,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

and see which way (remove or restore) fixes it.

My thought exactly but, you see, I have already done everything in the link. I have restored them, reboot, copied from dvd, blah blah blah. So I thought it might be something else because these are not shorcuts. There are the actual files whether is be executable or media or etc.
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18 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go to: Organize > Layout > and uncheck "Details pane"
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18 Apr 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Corrupt icon cache maybe? Didn't happen to use any "tweaking" programs did you? Might be worth going through this,

Icon Cache - Rebuild

and rebuild the icon cache.
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