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Windows 7: Icons Missing in Win7 Windows Explorer

14 Jun 2013   #1
DougR

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Icons Missing in Win7 Windows Explorer

I just did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 (from a restore partition) on my HP Envy 14 Laptop. Everything is working fine, bu icons are missing in Windows Explorer. See attached PDF.

All service packs, including SP1, have been installed.

I would greatly appreciate some advice on how to get the original icons back in place.

Thanks to all.

Doug




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14 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Doug,

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to help if it's just corrupted.

Hope this helps.
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17 Jun 2013   #3
DougR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Brink,

Thanks for your reply. I tried that prior to my post, with no effect.

I finally decided to go back to square one and reinstall the Win7 image. I think I found the problem. My laptop came with Stardock Colors, a desktop theme application. On the reinstall of Windows, I installed that application's desktop theme and the icons started to go bad again. When I went back to the standard windows desktop, everything was - and still is - A-OK.

So, it has been a lesson hard-learned. When something say's "recommended," view it with skepticism!

Thanks again,

Doug
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17 Jun 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Doug. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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