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Windows 7: Custom Icons Keep Resetting

10 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home
Custom Icons Keep Resetting

Here's my problem:

I chose a couple of nice icons for 2 of my desktop folders (movies and homework), but whenever I put something into the folder, the icon resets back to the default empty folder. When I go to properties it still shows the custom icon as the one selected, but I have to reapply it every time. Anyone know why this is happening or how I can get the icons to lock?


(Ps. Using Windows 7 Home)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Crosby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If these folders are not shortcuts, then try this:
  • Move the folders to a different location in one of your other user folders.
  • Right click on the folder, and click on Send To and Desktop (create shortcut).
  • Now change the icon of the shortcut on the desktop.
Changing the icon of a shortcut of the folder usually works better than trying to change the icon of the folder itself.

Hope this helps,
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