Folder Icons - Personalized

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When moving or copying data folders, the personalized icon is not
always visible, even after an F5 refresh. The Desktop.ini file are copied, but
the icons are still not visible.

This usually happens when copying files either from a CD/DVD or from a
Windows Briefcase, to another folder.

If the path to the icon is correct and the ini file is present, why does
this happen?

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Twanny
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    The folder needs to have it's read-only or system attribute set before Windows will look for the desktop.ini file.

    Keith

    "Twanny" <msuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:BEDAD021-F0A4-43EF-B88E-C36A74047710@microsoft.com...
    >
    > When moving or copying data folders, the personalized icon is not
    > always visible, even after an F5 refresh. The Desktop.ini file are copied, but
    > the icons are still not visible.
    >
    > This usually happens when copying files either from a CD/DVD or from a
    > Windows Briefcase, to another folder.
    >
    > If the path to the icon is correct and the ini file is present, why does
    > this happen?
    >
    > --
    > Twanny
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Keith, was away for a couple of days - saw your post today- thanks.
    Will apply your suggestion and see how it goes.
    --
    Twanny


    "Keith Miller" wrote:

    > The folder needs to have it's read-only or system attribute set before Windows will look for the desktop.ini file.
    >
    > Keith
    >
    > "Twanny" <msuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:BEDAD021-F0A4-43EF-B88E-C36A74047710@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > When moving or copying data folders, the personalized icon is not
    > > always visible, even after an F5 refresh. The Desktop.ini file are copied, but
    > > the icons are still not visible.
    > >
    > > This usually happens when copying files either from a CD/DVD or from a
    > > Windows Briefcase, to another folder.
    > >
    > > If the path to the icon is correct and the ini file is present, why does
    > > this happen?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Twanny
    > >
    >
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