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Huge icon at pointer during drag and drop (Explorer)

  1. #11


    Exeter, UK
    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks indeed for that try, but it hasn't worked. I deleted the icon cache file and restarted, and I still get that dratted big icon (i.e. large thumbnail size) at the tip of the pointer for all Explorer and FreeCommander drag-and-drops.

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  2. #12


    Exeter, UK
    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Here is a screen clip of the issue in Explorer - the first time I've ever attempted to attach a file to a forum post, but it appears to work! You can surely see how obstructive the huge icon is - completely hiding wherever I might want to drop the file.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Drag-drop-pointer-icon.gif  
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  3. #13


    Interesting thread. the surprise to me, is that no one else has climbed into the thread to remark that they have the same problem??

    I do have it. Browsing comes back with no answers. I have not customised in this are, in even the slightest way. Anyone with a solution, who has actually had the problem, and is using 8.1???
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  4. #14


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    (Edit) Also got these large icons when moving inside Explorer. Moving from the desktop itself to explorer, the 'moving icon' follows the size of the actual desktop icon size.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah! It is the ICON, not the Cursor. That changes things.

    That is very odd, are you running a beta of that program? Try re-installing it.

    I beleive that the icon is covering all three of those files to show that Notepad will open them.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, there is a whole section in Settings for ICON settings, looks like this:

    Click image for larger version

    Check that, see if something you have clicked is different than what mine looks like.

    My Apologies, I misread "Huge Icon at Pointer" to be the pointer itself.

    There are also some other settings under "Select Item" - there is an NC mode, whatever that is. I havent gone through all of the combinations, I think you should remove the program, use CCLEANER to delete it's registry entries, and re-install it.
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  7. #17


    Thought I knew my way around Windows 8/8.1. But where, on earth, did you drag that window from?
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's not IN Windows 8, it's in FreeExplorer.

    I see what it is now, when he is dragging to the target, the huge icon blurs the destination. If you set it up back to the default way the program comes, that huge icon will go away.
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  9. #19


    You mean the Folder "View" defaults. Sorry, doesn't work for me.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    What's FreeExplorer? Here, the large icon (when moving files) turns up in windows own File Explorer, nowhere else.

    Only difference to the OP's problem, here the 'moving' icon is transparent while dragging, so can still see\read the destination folder info + am getting the notification of where it's going (see attachment). Looking at the OP's screenshot, I can understand the frustration!
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