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Windows 7: All of my folder icons have just been changed to an odd looking one

14 Jan 2013   #1
Codbarrels

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
All of my folder icons have just been changed to an odd looking one

I don't know what happened but all of my folder icons have just been changed to this:






If you can help I would really appreciate it.
Thanks.


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15 Jan 2013   #2
MrShowdown

Windows 8 Pro x64 - Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you have any icon customizer program?
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15 Jan 2013   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

If this has just recently happened you could try a System Restore

If system restore does not work try this.
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to three times with a reboot after each scan.

Follow that up with Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
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15 Jan 2013   #4
Codbarrels

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

If this has just recently happened you could try a System Restore

If system restore does not work try this.
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to three times with a reboot after each scan.

Follow that up with Icon Cache - Rebuild

Jerry
The icon cache rebuild worked thanks!
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16 Jan 2013   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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