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Windows 7: some my icons are damaged after unistalling MY COLORS theme

01 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
some my icons are damaged after unistalling MY COLORS theme

guyz its seems that some of my windows 7 default icons are damaged after i unistalled the MY COLORS theme by Stardock.....the icons of my hard disk are showing a red cross mark and me shortcut icon now looks horrible......someone pleazzz help mee

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01 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

You can try rebuilding the icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Or you can try sfc /scannow which you would type on the command prompt which should launch system file checker. But this will remove My Colors theme.
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01 Jul 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Actually there are three best possible alternatives to bring the default icons back . These are ....

1. Laborious process .... Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker .... and you need the appropriate icons to use .

2. Comparatively easier ... change the imageres.dll files in System32 and syswow64 with the files of the same build . If yours is SP1, I or anybody else can supply it to you .

3. Easiest way .... Repair Install .... you just need the installer disk .

If any type of further assistance (like the system icons for first option, system files for the second option) is required , dont hesitate to ask . But Repair Install will solve the issue rightly .
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02 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

i tried rebuilding the image cache as you said but the thing remains the same.
i have added the url of the screen shots.please take a look and pls give me suggstns
thanks for ur help....
i am lookin forward....
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02 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Rebuilding Icon Cache is not able to solve this issue , coz your system icons are messed up bu using stardock's application. Look at post #3 .... there are only a few tricks that can work that I posted in it .

Icon group 163 (shortcut overlay) is changed by icon group 161 ; 36 (windows disk) is replaced by 35 and 32 (hard disk) is replaced by 31 . Rebuilding icon cache will give exactly the same result ... as the change took place permanently. You are either to replace imageres files from outside, or to edit imageres files or to repair your installation, as posted in post #3 .
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