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Custom Win8 Tiles Not Working Properly, Please Help!

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Custom Win8 Tiles Not Working Properly, Please Help!


    Hi all,

    I used to use olby tiles/modern tile maker to create custom tiles just fine. However yesterday this happened and now any custom tile I create looks like these, regardless of which program is used to make it:



    I have tried the "rebuild cache" and "refresh" options offered with olby tile and modern tile maker... but they do not do anything.
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem? (the shortcuts still work, just the image is always this; also, normal shortcuts made via windows pin2start look and work fine).
    Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Nov 2012 at 00:03. Reason: embedded image

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  2. #2


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 PRO


    Same problem here (Oblytile)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 PRO


    From Modern Tile Maker's site:

    "NOTE: If you make any changes to your computer or something just goes wrong and all of a sudden your Tile Icons display a standard Desktop icon instead of the Modern (Metro) Tile, load the application and click the Refresh Button. Give the Start Screen about 30-60 seconds to refresh itself and see if the tiles refresh themselves back to the Modern (Metro) Tile. If no changes still, Restart your computer and see if it reverts the changes back. If all this fails you will may have to unpin the tiles from the Start Screen, open the application and re-pin them using the backups that were created."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Custom Win8 Tiles Not Working Properly, Please Help!
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