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Windows 7: icon problem

15 Dec 2009   #1
womz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
icon problem

Just installed Windows 7 and i tried to change a few folders icon but for some unknown reason i can't change it. I've deleted the desktop.ini file in every folder but i still can't change it on some folders.
Why is this happening, how can i solve it and why does it affect random folders ?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Womz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to change the folder icon using the method below.

Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2009   #3
womz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That's the method i used.
What i notice is that if i create a new folder and move an old folder content in it i can change it's icon.
So i can change icons in all newly created folders and on some old folders.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

When you click Change icon navigate to the shel32.dll file or imageres.dll

These are the most common icons in Windows 7
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15 Dec 2009   #5
tbernstein

 
 

Try deleting the icon cache, known as
IconCache.db

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
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16 Dec 2009   #6
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tbernstein View Post
Try deleting the icon cache, known as
IconCache.db

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
For the bigger folder icon views you also need to clear the thumbnail cache. to do this, run 'disk cleanup' from the start-menu for the system drive and select 'Thumbnail Cache'.
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16 Dec 2009   #7
womz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I deleted the icon and thumbnail cache but it still doesn't work. I installed a new game and i can't change its folder icon. This made things even weirder because changing icons used to work on all folder i create after windows 7 installation.
I'm using Windows 7 Professional downloaded from MSDNAA.
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16 Dec 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Womz,

What's the folder's location, and could you upload (paperclip icon while editing your post) a copy of the icon in a ZIP that that you are using to see if that may it as well?
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16 Dec 2009   #9
womz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The icon file is not the problem. I've used the same icon on different folders, in some it changed in others it didn't.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I found this to be buggy in Vista. It seems to be in Windows 7 as well. Usually creating a shortcut to it, and changing the shortcut's icon works best if that is a viable option for you.
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