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Windows 7: Icon size not remembered

27 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I'm glad I could help.

Pls keep in mind that some custom setting can get lost upon replacing the UsrClass.dat.

In my case I had to re-enter some software registration codes and re-arrange some of the links in ...Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu (the links in the "Start menu" that are meant to stay "pinned").
Apart from those very minor adjustments all have been ok since the fix.

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27 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

So far no problems have cropped up but I'll keep it in mind. I figured there might be some repercussions when the old UsrClass.dat file is 10 times the size of its replacement.

Thanks again for taking the time to post your solution and your heads up on the possible side effects.
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03 May 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you so much for this solution. I have been trying to correct this icon problem since I got my laptop a year ago.
I didn't manage to follow all your instructions as it would not allow me to copy/paste the new UsrClass.dat file into my old user files, kept insisting the file was open.

As I had just changed the name of the UsrClass.dat file in my original user files and moved it into a backup folder, I gritted my teeth and restarted, and it did the trick. On restart a new bug-free UsrClass.dat file was created in my original user files. And its still working even after deleting the "new user".

So an even simpler solution, with no creation of new accounts and switching, would be to move the UsrClass.dat from c:\Users\[account]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows to a backup folder (I used "My Documents") and let the system create a new file.
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