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Anonymous
December 21, 2004 11:05:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have many items on my desktop to which I've assigned custom icons
(including many that are MS products). When I close some windows, there's a
delay and all of the icons revert back to their original icons, whether they
be file folders or internet pages or documents, and then they slowly regain
their custom icons. I'm a little worried that there's something "hidden"
going on; this did not used to happen. Any thoughts? Thanks.

More about : icon customization

December 22, 2004 6:59:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Depends...this could either be icon cache, explorer.exe issues, programs
running the background, etc.

> this did not used to happen.

When did you notice the behavior, after.....?

In the meantime:

Go to: Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Show Hidden File and
Uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files.

Delete Icon Cache. It is located here:

IconCache.db
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data

To clear and reset icon cache:

Right click the Desktop/Properties/Appearance/Advanced. Use the item
drop box and choose Icon. Change the pixel number by one. Ok your way
out.

Increase Icon Cache (Line 121)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Correct/Repair the Icon View (Line 4)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Tip:

Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View (Line 166)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

If all is not settled, run the edit on 157:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Good luck and keep us posted. :o )

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Happy Holidays,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"OneCleverWoman" <OneCleverWoman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BF450B53-D2F2-4C54-B086-2FC1D518FBA6@microsoft.com...
>I have many items on my desktop to which I've assigned custom icons
> (including many that are MS products). When I close some windows, there's
> a
> delay and all of the icons revert back to their original icons, whether
> they
> be file folders or internet pages or documents, and then they slowly
> regain
> their custom icons. I'm a little worried that there's something "hidden"
> going on; this did not used to happen. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 10:11:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

See if updating the video drivers help. Other than that, here is a workaround from Keith Miller and David Candy:
http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&se...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"OneCleverWoman" <OneCleverWoman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BF450B53-D2F2-4C54-B086-2FC1D518FBA6@microsoft.com...
I have many items on my desktop to which I've assigned custom icons
(including many that are MS products). When I close some windows, there's a
delay and all of the icons revert back to their original icons, whether they
be file folders or internet pages or documents, and then they slowly regain
their custom icons. I'm a little worried that there's something "hidden"
going on; this did not used to happen. Any thoughts? Thanks.