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Windows 7: File icons randomly changed for Audio and ZIP files

28 Dec 2013   #1
rapid2037

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
File icons randomly changed for Audio and ZIP files

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago icons for certain files changed. I've noticed that .mp3, .wav & .zip files are displaying different icons then they used to and this bugs me. I've attached an example of the change for .mp3 files. I had all of my audio files associated to iTunes and I liked the icon for the files. The .zip icon used to be of 3 books held together by a belt or something, now the icon is of the default Windows compressed folder icon. I can't recall messing with them so it's a bit strange. So far I've tried:

- Changing the icons using the Default Programs Editor to change to another icon (the iTunes one), but it can't find it.

- Checked file associations, all audio set to iTunes, most video files set to VLC. Zip files are set to WinRAR.

- Re-built the icon cache.

- Searched all over the place, cannot find any information.

If I could find a .png or .jpg of the original .zip and .mp3 icons I could set them as the default icon but I can't find them on any icon websites.

Could this possibly have been virus-related?

Any help to revert these icons back to their original would be greatly appreciated.
This is my first post so I'm not sure if I've provided enough information.

- Rapid2037




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File icons randomly changed for Audio and ZIP files-original-mp3.jpg File icons randomly changed for Audio and ZIP files-new-mp3.jpg 
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29 Dec 2013   #2
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not sure whether this will work but it has for me in the past. Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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29 Dec 2013   #3
rapid2037

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Not sure whether this will work but it has for me in the past. Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
Thanks for replying, this didn't work for me but I think I'm probably just going to do a clean install of Windows sometime soon anyway.

Cheers,

- Rapid2037
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31 Dec 2013   #4
rapid2037

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I changed the icon to an .ico that I downloaded. Using the Default Programs Editor I changed it to the custom one, it's not the same as the original .mp3 icon but it's an improvement.

Marked as solved.

- Rapid2037
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