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I have created a new personal preferences profile in Windows 7 which cycles my background pictures from a custom folder location and changed my mouse cursor. When I save this profile and activate it, everything runs as it should. My problem is when I restart my computer, my mouse cursor is back to the default but my custom background setting is still active. I have to reopen my preferences and click on my profile to activate it. Why doesn't my OS load my cursor automatically ?

Things to note:

  • I am using a logitech G500.
  • OS: Windows 7 (happened within multiple OS builds)
  • I have tried:
    • Deleting & reinstalling mouse driver
    • Creating new profiles
    • multiple mouses
    • different cursors
    • removed logitech services from the start up

How can I resolve this issue?

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I found that custom profiles are set as 'Themes' and the referenced cursors only happen at save or reload.

To fix this: make a copy of the referenced cursors and paste them into the C:\Windows\Cursor folder to be called upon start up. Then re-find the cursors stored in that windows cursor location (default location themes look at - regardless if you change them manually)

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I just saved my unsaved theme and set the cursor back to what I wanted. Now it works without any problem. Thanks for the suggestion, it fixed my problem too. – Tarik Aug 23 '14 at 3:39
It's ridiculous that this bug hasn't been fixed in all those years... – ThiefMaster Dec 9 '15 at 23:46

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