You could try this. Move the contents of your Downloads folder to a
temporary New Folder (except the desktop.ini file, should it exist). Then
delete the Downloads folder. Then type "shell:downloads" (without quotation
marks) in the Start Search box of the Start Menu, and press Enter on your
keyboard. A new Downloads folder will be created, with the appropriate
(hidden,system) desktop.ini file inside it, giving the folder the default
blue/green folder icon. You can then move your items back to the new
Downloads folder from the temporary New Folder, and then delete New Folder.
"lance_world" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi, I am using Windows Vista Home Premium and a have a small but very
> annoying issue, on my "Downloads" personal folder in C:/Users/[myname],
> regular, cool blue and green folder is replaced by a regular manilla
> with an icon of album art (from a song) I put in the folder, I know this
> applies to normal folders, but I miss the really nice looking Downloads
> could someone please help me out, I don't want to have to make a whole
> user account!