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Icons not changing

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8

    Icons not changing


    When I right click a desktop folder (old desktop, not Win 8 desktop), and select "Change Icon" then pick an icon, about 75% of the time the icon does not change even after I click apply, or the new icon flashes for half a second when I move the mouse over the folder, then the old icon comes back. How do I force Win 8 to show the icons *I* want not the default icons?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello sfguy,

    You might see if refreshing (F5) the desktop may help.

    If not, then see if rebuilding the icon cache may.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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