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Windows 7: Folder and Win7 standard icons missing?

05 Jun 2011   #1
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Folder and Win7 standard icons missing?

Hello there!

Recently I've used Hyperdesk (Hyperdesk: The ultimate desktop themes for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, skins, icons, wallpapers, widgets, desktop themes for Disney, Pixar and Star Trek, themes for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and more!) but eventually disliked it and uninstalled again. Since then most of my standard Win7 icons are missing/not showing up.

I tried rebuilding the icon cache with tutorials posted on this site = no luck.
Also tried a restore point, still no luck.

Have attached 2 screenshots for you

Any ideas?
All else is running smoothly and I don't really want to reinstall all Windows just because of a few icons not showing up




Cheers!


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05 Jun 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to SF! Try this tutorial, SFC /scannow system file checker.
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05 Jun 2011   #3
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Welcome to SF! Try this tutorial, SFC /scannow system file checker.
Thanks, will try this now
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05 Jun 2011   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard

If still not fixes (I guess so), see post 4 and post 5 of the thread Help! - How do i restore default icons? .

Post 5 is much easier option, IMO .
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Hyperdesk, Alienware and Stardock Iconpackager ......

If you install anytime, and later plan to uninstall , first apply the default windows icons, and then uninstall. Otherwise these programs will screw your imageres.dll file up

Rebuilding icon cache or SFC /scannow command is not able to fix this problem. Coz the icons are no longer present in the system .

Other than the fixes stated earlier, one more thing can fix this problem successfully, that is
Repair Install .

So be cautious next time, and best of luck
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05 Jun 2011   #5
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Welcome aboard

If still not fixes (I guess so), see post 4 and post 5 of the thread Help! - How do i restore default icons? .

Post 5 is much easier option, IMO .
____________________________________________________________________
Hyperdesk, Alienware and Stardock Iconpackager ......

If you install anytime, and later plan to uninstall , first apply the default windows icons, and then uninstall. Otherwise these programs will screw your imageres.dll file up

Rebuilding icon cache or SFC /scannow command is not able to fix this problem. Coz the icons are no longer present in the system .

Other than the fixes stated earlier, one more thing can fix this problem successfully, that is
Repair Install .

So be cautious next time, and best of luck
Oh! How did you find this info regarding Hyperdesk? I skimmed through there forums and couldn't find anything useful...

As for Post #5 in that one thread, in the description it says:

"This will only work for WIN7 BUILD 7600 X86 (32bit)."

Since I have x64, no chance I guess

SFC is still running, will wait until it finishes and look for the rest then.

Cheers again! I rarely stumble across a forum with such helpful responses or any at all
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05 Jun 2011   #6
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Question... wouldn't a replacement of the imageres.dll for x64 solve the problem?
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05 Jun 2011   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Then you are to follow the last option of post 4, but with a different file ! Let me a few minutes, I will upload it .
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05 Jun 2011   #8
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That would be marvellous!
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05 Jun 2011   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gargravarr View Post
Question... wouldn't a replacement of the imageres.dll for x64 solve the problem?
Ok , here it is : imageres.rar

Go to syswow64, and take oenership of your existing imageres.dll and rename it anything like imageres.old, and the place the supplied one there .

Now delete thumbnail cache and rebuild icon cache , and restart your computer .

After restart, if it still not working, delete thumbnail cache and rebuild icon cache again .

EDIT : Change the 32 bit imageres file in system32 folder , too, from the link in post 4 of Help! - How do i restore default icons?, too .
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05 Jun 2011   #10
Gargravarr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, still the same.

Here's exactly what I did:

Took ownership of both imageres.dll in system32 and SysWOW64 folders.
Replaced them with your .rar files (renamed the originals).
Rebuild the icon cache and deleted thumbnail cache (in that order).
Restarted the machine.
Nothing changed so I rebuild the icon cache again, deleted the thumbnail cache again. Restarted again (don't know how often I restarted now...) But same result

One thing I noticed is that all folder icons on the desktop show up right but it's only the Windows Explorer that shows missing icons, like in the screeshots I posted in #1.

Maybe it's not the imageres.dll but another resource file in Windows? Or are all icons in that file?
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