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Windows 7: Default user folder icons

22 Jul 2010   #1
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Default user folder icons

does anyone know how to change the default user folder icons if they get changed

As you can see I know have a picture of Jason Derulo as my Downloads icon because i had an mp3 in there.



I knew how to do it for vista but I can't find anything for this.


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22 Jul 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mkr10001 View Post
does anyone know how to change the default user folder icons if they get changed

As you can see I know have a picture of Jason Derulo as my Downloads icon because i had an mp3 in there.

PICTURE

I knew how to do it for vista but I can't find anything for this.

Windows stores folder thumbnails for Music Folder like this:
  • AlbumArt_{49F52575-522F-471B-9505-999E80C0C83A}_Large.jpg
  • AlbumArt_{49F52575-522F-471B-9505-999E80C0C83A}_Small.jpg
  • AlbumArtSmall.jpg
  • Folder.jpg
To remove the "Icon" as shown in your screenshot, try this:
  1. Open Explorer
  2. Click "Folder and search options"
  3. Click the "View" Tab
  4. Click "Show Hidden files, folderrs and icons"
  5. Un-check "Hide protected operating system files"
  6. Navigate to you "Downloads" folder
  7. Find and delete the 4 image files that match the filenames shown above (the GUIDs of the first two will be different)
  8. Go back to your user profile folder, and check if the "Icon" no longer contains the album art
See also:
User Folders - Change Default Icon

User Folders - Restore Default Icon
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22 Jul 2010   #3
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Brilliant thanks very much. I tried unhiding hidden ones but I didn't know about the protected operating system ones.

all fixed now cheers
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