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Icon Problem

By ILikEpiE
Sep 22, 2013
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  1. This has been going on for three or four days, and im scared that I might have to redo my operating system, Can I please have a easy fix, with no 3rd party programs needed.

    Here is some screens:
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    I installed a game called open TTD, it is a remake of transport tycoon. It crashed "it is only beta" and I had to use task manager. When I ended it, this is what happend.
    Every single folder is like this now [except my music folder, videos, etc]

    and look at this one:
    [​IMG]
    The top folder icon is the right one, and the bottom is the messed up one. It added another icon, and the messed up one is THE DEFAULT ONE!
    I dont want a crappy 8-bit folder icon as my main one, so can you tell me a way to change them all in one sitting to the right one, so I dont have to do every folder manually. Because windows has more than 20,000 FOLDERS!

    Please respond ASAP
    thanks!
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Try clearing the icon cache with the tool ("Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat") provided on this page (and follow the directions).
  3. ILikEpiE

    ILikEpiE TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That did not work, and I deleted the icon cache in appdata several times, did not work.
    if you look, the bad icon is on the shell, THAT IS THE WINDOWS CORE!
    I don't want to remove it, because if I do, all the folder icons will just become random stuff[because the old one is not there] and plus I dont want to edit or modify windows, I just want to change every icon for the "folder" file extension at once. I dont mind that 8 bit one in there, because if I remove my graphic driver my whole pc is going to look like it anyway. I just want to change every folders icon at once. Could you also tell me the file extension a folder has, if it even has one [: :confused:
  4. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Just restore your system to earlier time you will overcome it
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Yeah restore your PC to an earlier time when this didnt occur.
  6. ILikEpiE

    ILikEpiE TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But I will lose alot of stuff, my games have been updating, and they are too big to backup, ive been making videos, etc.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Your files won't be affected.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Any games or applications that were updated after the restore point will need to be updated again.
  9. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Well Right click an empty area of desktop and click personalize. then change desktop icon . then tick all options and click restore default restart.


    you mentioned that you are seeing 8 bit icons the remove your graphic card driver and restart pc and re install driver and restart again


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