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45 views

How to fix missing icons?

I have an issue with my Windows 7 where the small icons are missing from the address bar in windows explorer. The icons are replaced with white squares. Happened a few months ago, didn't bother ...
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1answer
61 views

Windows 7 icon alignment

I have downloaded several youtube videos to my video folder, but they are not in the order I want them, if I try to reposition them, they fly back to their original positions. What can I do to make ...
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62 views

display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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0answers
30 views

How to set path to Windows 7 default icons using explorer?

I need to set up a icon in Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer for restart function. Program ask to select icon. I need to select appropriate icon which is provided with Windows 7 DLL libraries. ...
2
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1answer
77 views

C:\Users now reads C:\Google Drive

During a change of the folder location for Google Drive, Explorer crashed and when the dust cleared the "C:\Users" directory was now renamed to "C:\Google Drive". To add insult to injury, the folder ...
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0answers
59 views

How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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0answers
25 views

Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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0answers
33 views

Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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0answers
70 views

change icon sizes in only one folder on Windows 8.1

I would like to have the icons in a particular folder (and its subfolders) be displayed according to the "large icons" preset. However, if I go to view and select "large icons" in explorer, this ...
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0answers
80 views

Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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2answers
1k views

Set custom folder icon for a network folder in Windows File Explorer

I access a Windows share and the 'folder icon' section (the bottom one) is missing in its settings. It shows up properly in local folders. I would like to have it with both. A folder properties ...
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1answer
1k views

How to always display extra large icons in windows 7 explorer?

I view alot of pictures for QA duties. Is there anyway to always make Windows 7 display extra large icons when browsing through folders in windows explorer? Right now every time I change folders I ...
0
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1answer
90 views

How to set document icon instead of application icon in Windows?

If I have a file extension associated with an application, such as xml files with Sublime Text 3 or html files with Chrome, the icons in Windows explorer are using the "application" icon for the ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

How can I configure Windows Explorer to use a single icon?

Windows explorer uses one program icon for Computer, a different icon for drive C:, another for folders and files, and yet others for libraries. (I am not talking about the icons inside Windows ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

Show icons in Windows explorer toolbar in Windows 7 or 8

I want to show icons for every options in Windows Explorer toolbar. Like when we select any folder then icon for Open option displays but other options like New folder,Share with have no icons. How ...
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0answers
829 views

File type icon not displaying correctly for some applications

For example here, .rb, .py, .pdf icons are shown on top of an empty file icon, while the others are correct. Tried rebuild %USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/IconCache.db and reboot, which didn't help. ...
3
votes
1answer
222 views

Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...
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2answers
183 views

Prevent thumbnail in folder icon, Third party tool allowed

When I disable thumbnail preview, I like my folder icon, but I also lose photo preview. How can I get the folder icon like second one along with having photo preview in thumbnail? I compromised ...
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2answers
660 views

Display different icon for empty folders on network drives?

I have to work with a lot of files on network drives. There are kind of "project directories" which are always organized in the same structure with sub-directories which are again divided in ...
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0answers
75 views

Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
2
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0answers
81 views

Setting custom icons based on files' contents

I'd like to have a custom icon for the files with extension .extension the same way images do. In the Windows Explorer I see a preview of images as their icon. Instead of having a general icon for ...
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2answers
174 views

Windows 7 explorer icon handler for audio files

I'm looking for a way to preview all of my .WAV files fast. I don't need to hear them but prefer to "see" them, i.e. observe a plot of their wave-form (these are very short files so it is an ...
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2answers
5k views

Why are Icon Overlays (from 3rdParty-Apps) not showing up in the Win8 Explorer?

These wonderful icon overlays that give you useful information in the Windows Explorer are not showing up. It's the most annoying with Dropbox (I already read https://www.dropbox.com/help/154/en). I ...
2
votes
0answers
381 views

How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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votes
2answers
693 views

Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Change HDD icon in Windows 7

How can I change the icon of one of my HDDs in Windows 7, not using the autorun.inf trick? I'm trying to speed up my laptop for every day use as much as possible so I mapped my desktop to a RamDisk. ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, Ă  la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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4answers
22k views

How to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?

Is there a way to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?
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votes
4answers
3k views

How to force windows to show new icons?

I have windows 7 and I have a little problem when change folders icon. I have an external hard disk and I have lots of icons on it. I want to change their icons. this is content of my desktop.ini: ...
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votes
1answer
534 views

Restart explorer.exe in Windows 7 while keeping all icons in the system tray?

Sometimes when you are prompted to restart the computer (or log off), you can get away with just restarting the explorer process. I'm sure you know what i'm talking about. The problem is, that when ...
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2answers
236 views

How to customize library icon in Windows 7

How do I change the icons in the library folder? I used a simple trick from howtogeek to change the location of a start menu item. What I did was to change the music library shortcut to a www ...
2
votes
2answers
943 views

HTML document no icon?

All my HTML documents on my PC do not show an icon as shown on the image below: Firefox is set as my default browser. How can I configure an icon for them?
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2answers
5k views

Change file icons in Windows 7

The Folder Options dialog in Windows XP Explorer had a File Types tab that allowed one to change a file type's icon. Windows 7 doesn't have this. Is there a way to change file icons without changing ...
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2answers
3k views

How to recover my .xml default icon?

My XML files are showing the unknown programs icon. Why can't I change the icon? I looked it up in the registry, but I found no error. Look at the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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votes
3answers
3k views

Windows 98 style flat icons in Windows XP

I am using Windows XP. I am tired of looking at the folder icons in Windows XP. I changed the color depth to 256 colors and the folder icons in Windows Explorer changed to the flat - windows 95/98 ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Can Windows XP remember file icon position?

Windows allows you to arrange icons however you like in a window. However after some time when I go back to the window, it has forgotten the icon positions and has completely rearranged the icons. Is ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to swap Icon of running Application in Taskbar (on Windows)

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windos 2000. There is a windows taskbar where each running application is represented by a rectangular button with an icon and a caption, one button per ...
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votes
3answers
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Move icons around freely in Windows 7

I just installed a pre-RTM build of Windows 7 that I downloaded from Microsoft, so this may have changed in the RTM version, but I do not think so. (EDIT: Same thing in the released version.) In ...