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Windows 7: Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small

20 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro

Thanks for being part of a botnet that you are probably infected with. Us with clean computers sure do appreciate it Sigh. It should be against the law to allow your pc to be infected....

Most likely the adware is redirecting you when trying to go to the actual sites.

Enjoy the infected PC!

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20 Jul 2014   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
It should be against the law to allow your pc to be infected....
Enjoy the infected PC!
It quite possibly could be a breach of 'common law' at least in some jurisdictions - especially if the user continues to knowingly provide services for spammers and/or malware servers.
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20 Jul 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Alright, fine,

I apologize for letting my ego get in the way. I've been having some hard days and nights, and when one goes looking for how to fix a display problem and gets told a computer he just got cleared and fixed is completely broken after all he's done to keep it in good shape, he overreacts like I did. I apologize for letting myself get out of hand, and I worked against all your own egos and deserved what I got.

However, I didn't like the fact I was being given stuff for malware and adware. I've found other adware scanners, and they haven't said anything is out of the ordinary. So being told by people you believe to be professionals that "windows is totally corrupted" is quite an eye opener. I didn't catch the drama, that's all.

Look, I've had my coffee now and I apologize for attacking you all and showing you some rudeness. I'm inexperienced and young and a little upset, that's all. I will gladly leave knowing I was in the wrong, but before I do I would like to ask if there is some way I can fix my icons. The technician is working on my computer in the other room right now, I'm listening to smooth jazz, no more "what I want to hear" in exchange for no more drama, I came here looking for help and I instead ended up looking a gift horse in the mouth. I wasn't expecting you servicemen to take my anger to so much offense. Do you guys know what's wrong with my icons?
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20 Jul 2014   #14

Windows 10 Pro

I care more about the malware right now, let the technician take a look at that. No doubt they will use the same tools we asked you to run. If they know what they are doing.

Icons are an interesting issue. But we need to get the big stuff taken care of first.
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20 Jul 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Are the icons related to the malware? Thank you for responding, by the way.
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20 Jul 2014   #16

Windows 10 Pro

Probably not. But if windows has malware and/or is corrupted, the icon issue is the least important. And It makes it a lot harder to fix that when the machine is screwed up.

Try deleting all icons here and then remake them:

c:\users\<username>\appdata\local\Microsoft\windows\game explorer


Cant remove shortcut from Games folder?
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20 Jul 2014   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Yes your Icons you downloaded could be infected and opened the back door to more infections.
A Guy and some others are well versed in personalization of Icons and most everything else in personalization. I'm not one of them.

But like most anybody else that has been around computers in a meaningful way he knows security also and know it comes first on the list of things to take care of.

I would make a major bet that the members trying to help you in this thread would never call in a repairman. Not that is bad because it's needed by most computer users. They are like me. We fix them ourselves or come to this forum for guidance.
That is what we do here; give guidance and suggestion on how to fix computer problems others are having. We do it free and for me most of the time it's a fun thing to help others.
If I can't help I will hunt down another member that can help.
That is what we do here HELP.

I'm no expert and I know it; but I know where to find some. The Seven Forum.
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20 Jul 2014   #18

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

I am not a gamer. I maintain large icons for my cartoon collection.

Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small-2014-07-20_235730.jpg

And I put the icon in a real location, which will always be present in the physical computer.

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You must know how to use the customization tab to change the icon of any location, as you customize. I set the target to the real location where the icon is permanently saved.

Icons never change the size.

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20 Jul 2014   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Nice Icons Arc. I bet your computer isn't infected!
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20 Jul 2014   #20

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Try this as a test:
Create a new folder on C:\
Copy one of the .exe files that present a small icon to the new folder
Create a new shortcut to the copied .exe
Amy change in what's presented?
No? Delete the new folder

Yes? Sometimes Windows gets confused.
You could try rebuilding the search index.

Sometimes a new or updated program changes how Windows presents icons or overlays (one version of VLC on Windows 7 made me rebuild the entire music folder tree so that the album art was correct)
This is more difficult to isolate, especially from afar. You know best what has been installed, updated or uninstalled on your machine. Investigate any application related to media (graphics, album art, video, music player, codecs, camera, webcams.......anything that deals with images) Has there been any recent changes to that group of programs recently? I know it's a big question, but I don't know how else to ask it.
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