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Windows 7: Changed the default Win7 folder icons, but thumbnails keep reverting.

16 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Changed the default Win7 folder icons, but thumbnails keep reverting.

Good night, I have the problem described in the title. In detail, I followed this tutorial to the letter:

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

I followed every step without fail and made sure there was no mistake. Yes, i changed every icon necessary in the imageres.dll, took ownership and replaced as stated and I did rebuild and delete the thumb cache.

Now, thing is I got the desired effect, my folders changed to a red folder icon I downloaded, and this is true for every new folder I make, but after a while SOME folders, not all, revert back to the deafault yellow color.

Sometimes it happens when I save a new file on one folder, sometimes when I modify or interact with it, and other times it seems to be completely random: I download, say, a image, and the browser shows me all the folders in certain directory and the are all red; the next day I download another image, and then the browser "save" window shows me the same directory, but now all folder are yellow. Sometimes I have a directory with mixed red/yellow folders without any pattern or sense.

The issue seem to be fixed if I use Disk Cleanup to wipe out the thumbs, but it comes back after a while, even if I again rebuild/delete the cache.

Could anybody tell me which may be the problem here?


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31 Mar 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

No one...?
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 Changed the default Win7 folder icons, but thumbnails keep reverting.

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