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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Icon

10 Dec 2014   #10

Windows 7 64 bit Pro

everything was fine up to the point where i entered the CMD, i tried copying and pasting that and i got "Parameter format not correct", im not sure what to try now, i tried option 2 first.


windows 7 64 bit
trying to restore my downloads icon, when i go to change icon it flashes the right icon then goes back to the yellow folder icon. it shows the right icon in the address bar though ??

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10 Dec 2014   #11

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
CLOSED, i got it!!!

Everything is Good, i got it it after much finger typing practice

i needed to delete the bad folder in the start menu users folder, then recreate the New downloads folder in the C:/users/username Folder after that the correct folder appeared, after getting rid of the bad folder and recreating it in the Main C:/users/username Folder, , then the start menu username folder automatically change the icon

thanks for all your tutorials, i recently had to use this one - User Folders - Restore Default Location. i followed that to the T, and it Worked Great!!

Thanks Again
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10 Dec 2014   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news PcWizKid.
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14 Apr 2015   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thank you Brink. Method 2 helped me get my Downloads icon back. I appreciate it.

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14 Apr 2015   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Fudd. I'm glad it could help.
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23 Jul 2015   #15

Windows 7
Can't Get Past Step 2

I am trying to use Option 2 Method 2 and I can't even get past Step 2. When I type in "shell:downloads" i get the following response: "Windows cannot find find 'shell:downloads'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. I have lost my "Download" folder and there is only a "paper" icon for the Download Folder. This is becoming very aggravating.
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23 Jul 2015   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Hughes,

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your Downloads folder may be able to sort this for you.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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