Icons Will Not Display

By chocolatemesher ·
I'm not sure what caused it, but some of my files (mostly Folder Icons) won't display the icon it's supposed to. It just shows this image:

I've tried changing the icons back to the original ones in many different ways but for some reason I can't get it to work. I tried doing a system restore (wasn't sure if it would work or not) but it didn't do anything. Is there anything I could do to get the icons working again?

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Download 'TweakUI'...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Icons Will Not Display

if you don't already have it installed.

Among its many routines there is one to rebuild the "icon cache" for Windows XP.

That is, assuming you're using XP, download it from here:

Good luck.

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by chocolatemesher In reply to Download 'TweakUI'...

I'm actually using Windows Vista so that isn't going to work..

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by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Icons Will Not Display

Old Mycroft's suggestion is a good one.

I have a few questions...
Is there something unusual about your configuration?
Is Windows installed on your C drive?

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Questions unanswered

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Questions

Can't help if you don't answer questions.

But check this:
Go to Control Panel \ Personalize (or right-click on the desktop and select Personalize).
Click the Change Desktop Icons link on the left hand side.
Make sure there is a check in front of 'User's Files'.

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by chocolatemesher In reply to Questions

Windows is installed on my C drive. And I don't think anything is unusual about my configuration. If you could be more specific that would help.

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The reason I asked

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Answers

was because a System Restore would ordinarily correct the issue you described. That is... unless the OS was installed on some other drive besides C.

Other than that, I currently do not have any other ideas. I will investigate and post here again if I find anything. Meanwhile, you may want to get with Microsoft Support since you should still be covered under Vista's technical support coverage warranty.

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