ZIP icons eternally corrupted - I am going crazy!

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Hello!

I am going crazy for a silly little thing. Please help me anyone!

The icon for ZIP files never shows the way it is supposed to. Instead it
insists on displaying the Windows 'default document' icon for ZIP files. If I
rightclick a zip and choose icon properties, I can set the icon to be fetched
from the winzip executable instead, and all looks fine and dandy inside the
properties dialog, but after refreshing or repairing icon cache it is still
the default document icon that is displayed.

If I try to change the icon enough times it will eventually start to display
a miniature version of the correct ZIP-icon *inside* a normal sized 'default'
icon ('default' this time, not 'default document' as above), a bit like as if
the default icon was pregnant with a baby zip icon. This applies whether I
have it set to display small or large icons.

If I uninstall winzip and reboot, I get back to 'default document' icon. And
then after reinstalling Winzip there is no change at all even though during
install the ZIP files were supposed to be associated with Winzip.
Doubleclicking yields a dialog asking for which program to execute with.
After I associate it here with the winzip executable, the icon show up as
default pregnant with baby zip.

I get a feeling there is a hand of darkness resting over the display of ZIP
file icons!!

Somewhere tucked away in the registry there seems to be a mean-spirited
little icon kidnapper sitting and holding on very dearly to the ZIP icon.

What is wrong? I am going crazy!

/peter
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Have you deleted the Icon cache file, and allowed the system to rebuild it?

    Peter wrote:

    > Hello!
    >
    > I am going crazy for a silly little thing. Please help me anyone!
    >
    > The icon for ZIP files never shows the way it is supposed to. Instead it
    > insists on displaying the Windows 'default document' icon for ZIP files. If I
    > rightclick a zip and choose icon properties, I can set the icon to be fetched
    > from the winzip executable instead, and all looks fine and dandy inside the
    > properties dialog, but after refreshing or repairing icon cache it is still
    > the default document icon that is displayed.
    >
    > If I try to change the icon enough times it will eventually start to display
    > a miniature version of the correct ZIP-icon *inside* a normal sized 'default'
    > icon ('default' this time, not 'default document' as above), a bit like as if
    > the default icon was pregnant with a baby zip icon. This applies whether I
    > have it set to display small or large icons.
    >
    > If I uninstall winzip and reboot, I get back to 'default document' icon. And
    > then after reinstalling Winzip there is no change at all even though during
    > install the ZIP files were supposed to be associated with Winzip.
    > Doubleclicking yields a dialog asking for which program to execute with.
    > After I associate it here with the winzip executable, the icon show up as
    > default pregnant with baby zip.
    >
    > I get a feeling there is a hand of darkness resting over the display of ZIP
    > file icons!!
    >
    > Somewhere tucked away in the registry there seems to be a mean-spirited
    > little icon kidnapper sitting and holding on very dearly to the ZIP icon.
    >
    > What is wrong? I am going crazy!
    >
    > /peter
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Hi
    since a couple of weeks I have a similar problem.
    All old programs have their appropriate icon (which I can even modify
    without problem), while any newly installed program shows only the
    default icon.
    I would like to know how can I (inadvertently) delete (restore) the Icon
    cache file and allow (disallow) the system to rebuild it?
    Thanks for your help
    horst


    On 09.08.2005 17:32, Bob I wrote:
    > Have you deleted the Icon cache file, and allowed the system to rebuild it?
    >
    > Peter wrote:
    >
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> I am going crazy for a silly little thing. Please help me anyone!
    >>
    >> The icon for ZIP files never shows the way it is supposed to. Instead
    >> it insists on displaying the Windows 'default document' icon for ZIP
    >> files. If I rightclick a zip and choose icon properties, I can set the
    >> icon to be fetched from the winzip executable instead, and all looks
    >> fine and dandy inside the properties dialog, but after refreshing or
    >> repairing icon cache it is still the default document icon that is
    >> displayed.
    >> If I try to change the icon enough times it will eventually start to
    >> display a miniature version of the correct ZIP-icon *inside* a normal
    >> sized 'default' icon ('default' this time, not 'default document' as
    >> above), a bit like as if the default icon was pregnant with a baby zip
    >> icon. This applies whether I have it set to display small or large icons.
    >>
    >> If I uninstall winzip and reboot, I get back to 'default document'
    >> icon. And then after reinstalling Winzip there is no change at all
    >> even though during install the ZIP files were supposed to be
    >> associated with Winzip. Doubleclicking yields a dialog asking for
    >> which program to execute with. After I associate it here with the
    >> winzip executable, the icon show up as default pregnant with baby zip.
    >>
    >> I get a feeling there is a hand of darkness resting over the display
    >> of ZIP file icons!!
    >>
    >> Somewhere tucked away in the registry there seems to be a
    >> mean-spirited little icon kidnapper sitting and holding on very dearly
    >> to the ZIP icon.
    >> What is wrong? I am going crazy!
    >>
    >> /peter
    >
    >
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