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Windows 7: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

29 Aug 2013   #270
SimonR

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK, thanks, I'll try that in the morning.

What I did next was to copy the Blank.ico file from Option 3(?), and placed it in C:\Windows, then used Option 2, but with the icon path instead of the %windir% thing. I then got the "Folder" icons over the desktop icons again, but after an icon cache flush, I have desktop icons with no arrows, and this has survived two cold boots.

The really odd thing is, it seems to be fine during the day, but when I start the PC up in the evenings, I'm back to square one with the black boxes. It's almost like something is resetting to a time, but I can't see how that's possible.


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29 Aug 2013   #271
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I can't think of what may be resetting them either. Do you happen to have some sort of other utility program installed with a setting that may be affecting this?
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30 Aug 2013   #272
SimonR

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Not that I can think of. The only thing that runs at a particular time is Windows Defender, which is scheduled to do a quick scan at 9pm each night. But the black boxes appear as soon as the computer boots up, so before the scan even starts. It never used to affect it on XP anyway. My security suite is F-Secure, but I've tried all the methods with and without it running. I also have CCkeaner, but that's dormant until I use it on demand. The only other software I have is MS Office, Adobe Elements, a couple of sound editors, Mailwasher and uTorrent, none of which I can see affecting it, and all of which I had on XP and this wasn't a problem then.

I have to go out this morning but will do the system scan later.
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30 Aug 2013   #273
SimonR

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've just started the machine for the first time today, and it's started perfectly, with all icons present and correct. I just ran CCleaner on the registry, and it found a leftover from FXVisor, so I've removed that, but I'll see what happens tonight before I run the scan disk check.
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30 Aug 2013   #274
SimonR

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well, this evening, no black boxes!
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30 Aug 2013   #275
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perfect.
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29 Sep 2013   #276
Yoyodude1124

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This happens to me when I do it: https://i.imgur.com/Zu7SsDf.png
All of my Icons go black in the corner, is there any reason why it does this?
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30 Sep 2013   #277
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yoyodude,

This usually happens when the icon you selected to used is no longer at it's target location.

You might see if using OPTION TWO may help.
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30 Sep 2013   #278
Yoyodude1124

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Yoyodude,

This usually happens when the icon you selected to used is no longer at it's target location.

You might see if using OPTION TWO may help.
I got it fixed using the Blank.ico file, nevermind my post
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30 Sep 2013   #279
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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