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Windows 7: some icons appear smaller on desktop

10 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
some icons appear smaller on desktop

hello everyone.

i have a wierd problem i don't know why does it has happend before once, and it went away after i cheated a bit (changed icon file name..i'll explain), and now it happend again on same shortcut + one another. this is really annoying.

basiclly my icons look like this. two of them appear smaller than they used to. they were normal before. and suddently i turn on computer here what i get.

first time i changed custom icon filename and i reloaded icon and it appears normal.. as soon as i change filename back to how ti should be named and apply icon again, it's smaller. example if file name is TombRadier.ico it works...if it's Tomb Raider.ico it's small icon. so i figure it's some kind of cache issue?

i deleted desktop.ini files from desktop and rebuilt it didn't help.
i deleted IconCache.db from $:\\AppData folder and restarted computer, didn't help either.
i have also deleted every singled thumbs.db file (know it might not help, but still)--

so i'm clueless now. what do i do? where does it store information that is corrupted?

Please help. thank you in advance.

PS. added screenshot again, it bugged last time :)

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11 Mar 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I do not know what would cause that to happen :/
You might make them read only and see if that helps ?
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13 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

well there is one thing i realized. those icons that change display are made from steam and they are actually web location, so probably it's not windows cache. i tried deleting tempoary internet data and steam data as well, it didn't help, but i figured another solution. i made shortcut's manually, and i point them to hard disk location of the game so it's as regular shortcut. they run steam anyway. and now it's fixed. thank you for your time though. if i didn't post for help, i probably wouldn't get the idea to check this..sometimes it helps to think :)
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