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Icon glitch in Windows 8.1 Pro?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Icon glitch in Windows 8.1 Pro?


    Wondering if anyone has similar issues to the following:
    I have four folders on an external hard drive which I've applied custom icons to.
    This is the way I've set them, and in Windows 8.1 Enterprise they remain this way:

    Attachment 41773

    ... while in Windows 8.1 Pro they keep reverting back to the blank 'default' folder icon at random times, even after resetting them 3 or 4 times:

    Attachment 41775

    Any thoughts are welcome.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Any thoughts are welcome.
    Hello Edwin,

    Do you move that external drive between the two computers? Do you also plug in other external/flash drives to the one with 8.1 Pro installed? Any chance the external drive (in question) could be sharing a drive letter with another external/flash drive? The reason I'm asking is because I've seen strange happenings occur when one uses 3 or 4 different flash drives, and they all are assigned "the next" available drive letter when inserted, and that drive letter is always the same for all 3 or 4.

    Just on a hunch, I would go into device manager, view hidden devices, and and clean out all hidden (eg, currently unused) external/flash drive profiles for the Win 8.1 Pro computer. Once done, I would insert the external drive (in question) and assign it a unique drive letter. For my purposes, I usually start at the back of the alphabet and assign each flash/external drive accordingly (eg, Z, X, W, etc). Please understand that my suggestion has no technical prowess behind it but you asked for thoughts so I gave you mine.

    Good luck to you.

    SpringUpdate
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  3. #3


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Update: If you decide to give my suggestion a try, please remember to delete those "code 45" profiles in three different places.

    Disk drives, portable devices, and USB mass storage:

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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Okay, I think I got it.
    I need to make an icon directory on both partitions as the drive letters change when you go back and forth!
    Thanks for the extra jolt my brain needed SpringUpdate!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Hi Edwin,

    Glad you got it sorted!


    Regards,

    SpringUpdate
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