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Windows 7: Blank\White Icons

13 Apr 2010   #1
rmail2006

Windows 7
 
 
Blank\White Icons

After using Ultimate Windows Tweaker to remove the shortcut arrow I have been getting a problem where I open a folder and it doesn't show any icons, either their the blank paper icon or just no icon. This happens with all sorts of files from folders, videos, pictures and custom icons. Sometimes I can just refresh the folder and its fixed while other times it stays like that until I close the explorer window.

I have restored all options back to default in the program but it hasn't stopped it.

Can anyone help?


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13 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

First, try a system restore to undo the changes the program made.

Then use this tutorial to remove the arrows: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

Good luck!

~JK
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13 Apr 2010   #3
rmail2006

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks JK, that worked great
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13 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the report. Glad we could help.

If you have any more questions or problems, feel free to post them.
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15 Apr 2010   #5
ryan1331

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

All the ideas have failed me. I stupidly change an "open with" on a .exe file on a flash drive and that action made all the default icons white for executables. Which also means, that system restore links don't work, I can't run the CMD, I have tried to rebuild the iconcache.db file, nothing works! Anything that I could run (like a registry booster) can't be run. I keep getting messages that the .exe can't be found or I am asked to associate a default program to open with. Help!
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15 Apr 2010   #6
ryan1331

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Thanks for the report. Glad we could help.

If you have any more questions or problems, feel free to post them.
I did add a reply at the bottom of this post, but even trying to download and run this free program doesn't work. How can I restore the icons without wiping out my HD?
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16 Apr 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try this Ryan: Default File Type Associations - Restore

If that doesn't work, you may need to do a repair install.
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