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Windows 7: Different custom icons with the same name displays the same picture

05 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
Different custom icons with the same name displays the same picture

I'm making custom .ico files out of png images and when I label them the same as a previous icon it displays that picture. When I create a new icon labeled Untitled-1 then later re-label it to the create icon then remake another icon Untitled-1 it displays the previous ico file.

Also I have an album plus a remix version both titled the same but the album art is different yet the ico file displays the same name. How do I stop it behaving like that as it will display the correct picture if I relabel it something different but not as a previous or same title

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05 Jul 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Swiftkidd,

You might see if clearing and rebuilding the icon cache and thumbnail cache may help.

Icon Cache - Rebuild


Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

Hope this helps. :)
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