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Personal folder icons corrupted?

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lance_world

#1
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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
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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dean-dean

#3
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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