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Windows 7: Empty folder icons changed

01 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Empty folder icons changed

I booted up my computer this morning, and it appears as if, unbidden, my folder icon changed to something more... flat. See my attached screenshot to see what I mean.

I can't seem to figure out by what logic this change was made, and an hour of searching through Google came up fruitless.

I tried changing the icons manually (via properties > customize > change icon) but to no avail; they remained flat.

Any help is appreciated.

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Empty folder icons changed-untitled.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Weird things happen like this as well (see attachments). If I select the folder in Explorer, it shows the correct icon, and then I deselect it, and it goes back to the strange icon.

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Empty folder icons changed-capture1.png Empty folder icons changed-capture2.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

See if Icon Cache - Rebuild helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That worked; thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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