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    How to Fix a Personal User Shell Folder Displayed as a Standard Yellow Folder Icon in Vista


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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    You're welcome OldGrantonian.

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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    Hi There, So I followed these instructions accordingly to fix my music folder. However, when I copied the desktop.ini file I downloaded from above into my user folder I didn't get a message warning me that the file already existed and asking me if I wanted to overwrite it. It just copied straight and simple. I rebooted my computer and unfortunately my music folder is still a yellow folder. All my other user folders have the appropriate green icons and work fine. My music folder works fine too but it just doesn't have the green icon and it looks funny. What else can I do to fix this?

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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    Hello Chronia, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Double check, using Option Three in the tutorial below, to make sure that your Music folder has the default location set for it.

    Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

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    Shawn,

    Hi. I tried option 3 of the tutorial link you provided. I tried both methods listed. It has the default location set for it. My icon is still a yellow folder. What can I try next?

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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    Did you apply the attrib +r %USERPROFILE%\Music command when using the instructions in this tutorial?

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    Hi Shawn,

    Yes, I did apply the attrib +r %USERPROFILE%\Music function from step 2 step 10 of this tutorial. Still a yellow music folder

    ((Guess I edited this a little late :P))

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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    Chronia,

    In Step Two (OPTION TWO) of the tutorial on the first page here you will need to also do the steps from step 8 on with this command to get the correct icon back.

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    Shawn,

    Wow your quick lol. Had to edit my last post cuz I misunderstood what you meant through you referring to the link in your previous post and by the time I'd edited it initially you'd already replied again :P But yes I did apply step ten of step two initially but still ended up witha yellow folder.

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    Re: Personal User Shell Folders

    LOL.

    Using step 5 (OPTION ONE) as a guide, right click on the C:\Users\(user name)\Music folder and click on Properties and the Customize tab to see if you can manually select to change the icon to the default music folder.

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    Shawn,

    Unfortunately, since this technically a system folder (even if it's a user folder) there is no change icon button. I can do it with sub folders in the music folder or with other folders I create myself but not with the music folder itself. On the customize tab there is a choose folder button and a restore default button. When I click the restore default button, it doesn't do anything and I'm left with the same yellow folder icon. When I click the choose folder button it lets me choose a picture image to be displayed on the yellow folder icon like *.jpg, *.gif etc. The default system icons, I discovered, are stored in C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll and since this is a *.dll file I can access them via the choose folder button since it only let me select image files. I found out that the default system icons were stored here by trying to change the icon of a shortcut on my desktop.

    Not sure what to do next.

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