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Windows 7: Changing Folder Icons

09 Dec 2011   #11

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Did you try rebuild your icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild

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09 Dec 2011   #12
Julian Strange

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Some of them have changed because you've cleared your iconcache. You need to clear the thumbnails cache as well, through Disk Cleanup.
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09 Dec 2011   #13

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As I am seeing from your posts and screenshots, the folders and folder views for which thumbnail preview is off (for small, list and details view, the preview is automatically off; and another folder is also turned off) are in the leopard icons . It's somehow strange, coz if the mess is generated from imageres.dll, it will be spread throughout the system.

Can you please Download IconViewer , install it, browse to shell32.dll, right click > properties > icons , and post this screenshot too ?
Changing Folder Icons-capture.jpg
If we can know what are the icons there in no.s 4 and 5, we can draw a proper inference of the situation.

EDIT : These two are the Closed and open folders in the old xp system. If thumbnail preview is off, these two take the load of generating icons in place of the imageres.dll icons. I assume that the leopard icons are still there; and if so, it is to be rectified .

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11 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1

Problem is solved thank you all for your suggestions/help.

Thx for the link following these steps solved the problem i will post it here so that if someone has the same problem he can follow these steps to solve the problem.

The FIX:

Open CMD
typ in this order:

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %userprofile%\appdata\local
del iconcache.db /a
shutdown /r
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11 Dec 2011   #15

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You're Welcome
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