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Personal folder icons corrupted?

  1. #1


    lance_world Guest

    Personal folder icons corrupted?

    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], the
    regular, cool blue and green folder is replaced by a regular manilla folder
    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 icon,
    could someone please help me out, I don't want to have to make a whole other
    user account!

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    Re: Personal folder icons corrupted?

    Hi lance_world,

    Try this and see if it will help:
    1. Right click on the "Downloads" folder
    2. Click Properties
    3. Click Customize tab
    4. Click "Restore Default" button
    5. Click OK

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  3. #3


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Personal folder icons corrupted?

    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" <lance_world@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1B25030D-D6FA-4BFC-9F4F-83CBF110F9A4@microsoft.com...
    > 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],
    > the
    > regular, cool blue and green folder is replaced by a regular manilla
    > folder
    > 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
    > icon,
    > could someone please help me out, I don't want to have to make a whole
    > other
    > user account!



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