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Windows 7: My taskbar Windows Explorer icon changed.

03 Sep 2009   #1

7600.16385 x86
My taskbar Windows Explorer icon changed.

It changed, it's dynamic now. I like it now. But I'm curious, what has change it? Can I get it back to the general icon which is a yellow folder icon?

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04 Sep 2009   #2


well , i think that you have to make a restore point to get it back
try that
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04 Sep 2009   #3

7600.16385 x86

but do u know what triggers it?
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01 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64

This happened to me too, it changed to a mic after I lunched an MP3 from the downloads folder. I fixed it by closing WMP and all open explorer windows, then reopened a window and the icon was back to normal and has been since then. I'm guessing its a random glitch.
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