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Posted on 2009-04-03
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Hi,

I have an interesting problem with regards to icons that have been lost. When I go to Start>UserName (Below User Account Picture) I don't see the icons? It all started with the Desktop icon going haywire then Documents followed next. I don't know what is causing this but I hope someone can help me with it.

Kind Regards,
CompTeck2255
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Are you talking about the icons for Desktop, and Documents being generic folder icons?

Right click a folder>Properties>Customize>under Folder Pictures, click Restore Defaults.
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Hi,

Please take a look at the attached pictures???

Yes I am talking about "the icons for Desktop, and Documents being generic folder icons?"


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What Version of Vista are you using?
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Hi, All

I have found out a solution for those sharing my similar issue. I did a few hours of Google Searching to find out how to fix it.
I had been to http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/90705-personal-user-shell-folders.html with no luck tried everything on there. Ugh.
So then I came across this site http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/windows-vista/documents-folder-icon-restore-124841.html and I scrolled down the postings and saw this post by:

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]

Open a command prompt window (type 'command' in the Start Search box)

type the following:

attrib +r documents

I did then the logged of and restarted then it was back. So I then did the same command but with desktop after it as that was the other folder icon that was missing.

attrib +r desktop

Did the same procedure log off restart and it was back. All fixed. That only left me with one other issue with the Start and the hovering over Documents Picture that comes up was a ordinary yellow folder so I searched again and came across WinBubble from http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2007/11/winbubbles-features-gap.html and ran the icon defaults option restarted and it was back!

So the end result is that I now have all the folder icons back and to prove that I have attached a screen shot of them here. So if anyone else has my problem I hope that this helps you.

Kind Regards,
CompTeck2255

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Sorry for not coming back sooner, had to sleep......   :)

I am glad you fixed it.
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Hey, johnb6767

That is understandable. Thanks for the help anyway :)

Kind Regards,
CompTeck2255
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