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Windows 7: transparent icon is black?

11 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7

Sorry I don't understand the relevance of the .PNG file? You said you tried this once which is not related here as far as I can tell?

At this time you want to use a transparent .ICO file as the icon for your folder- yes?

Is this happening with any other icons other than for the folder you have mentioned?

Try rebuilding the icon cache again as suggested above.

Then restart Explorer *cleanly* by typing TSKILL EXPLORER in the Start/Search box and hit Enter.

Additionally flush the Thumbnail Cache also. You can do this via CCleaner if you have or follow this forum tutorial...

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Again restart Explorer *cleanly* as before.

Reboot and test???

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11 Jun 2011   #12

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I have been using a transparent.ico all day with restarts & log off/on & still have them.
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Try this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Then do this again
Icon Cache - Rebuild

Are you using WindowBlinds?
Are you using any Icon Packs?

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11 Jan 2014   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leemoonx View Post
Hello, i have an issue with my icons on desktop. I have made a folder and tryed to make its icon transparent. So i right-clicked it, Properties, Customize, Change icon... and selected the 13th one in 2., 3. and 4. row witch is suposed to be transparent. However, whenever i turn on my pc after that, the icon seems to be black, completely black square shaped icon. Is there any way to somehow fix this so i don't have a stupid black square on my desktop anymore? I don't know why, this is not anything big, but i'm getting pretty bored with this...
Hello, you have in Personalization,on the left side, Change desktop icons,there is checkbox Allow themes to change desktop icons,uncheck that and you will have transparent icons.
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16 Jan 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

It's just weird, it is transparent sometimes, and sometimes it's just a black square.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zerocoolminja View Post
Hello, you have in Personalization,on the left side, Change desktop icons,there is checkbox Allow themes to change desktop icons,uncheck that and you will have transparent icons.
I did that, now I might reply here to confirm if that works in a couple of days, just to make sure it stays this way now, but forgive me if I don't, got a lot of stuff going on right now.

Thank you for your replies.
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20 Jan 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Nope. Thing is just crazy. Changes from transparent to black when it pleases. Whatever, I'll be surprised if my PC doesn't explode soon, so the icon thing is the least of my worries, but it wasn't even that big of a deal in the first place. Don't know why I was making it with those older posts. Sorry, LOL. We all have to grow up :P
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02 Jul 2016   #16


None of above helped me. I have the shortcuts darts set as transparent and some icons as transparent and both are black even after doing all of these tips.
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