Desktop Icons will not stay after changing them


H

Hank

Since I have completely redone Windows XP on my computer,
I have changed My computer, Network Neighborhood, and
Recycle Bin Icons like I have done in the past. But,
this time, it is not keeping them. There are times if
there are errors it will go back to the default Icons or
even if I reboot, not always will it keep my icons I have
set now and go back to the default.

Any ideas why it is doing this???
 
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G

Guest

I've noticed the same thing.
I'm running Windows XP Home on a Athlon XP system, with a nVidia Geforce 4Ti 4400 video card, and running nVidia's WHQL drivers 52.16.

I'm using a number of Plus! desktop themes that I have modified slightly (edited the .theme file) so that they will work under XP with the "Luna" system theme (silver). By the by, did MS know how confusing things were going to become because of using "theme" as a generic term for both the old Plus! desktop theme packages, and for the newer XP system style theme?

Any way, I was using this method for the longest time with out ever seeing a problem with the icons. Around a month ago I did a reformat/re-install of Windows XP. It had been running like a champ for well over a year, but I felt it was due for a bit of cleaning out of the "cob-webs". I used to have to do 95 every 6 months and 98SE every 9-12 months, so it's not a big deal for me to do this.

Well now Windows XP seems to forget the custom icons included with the Plus! theme package, and goes back to the default "Luna" ones. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for this. I've seen it happen for the following reasons:

Right clicking and hitting refresh for the desktop
After returning from a fully open window (say IE or Outlook Express)
After returning from a full screen game
On a soft reboot
On booting the computer after it's been off.

These seem to be the circumstances behind the problem, but it doesn't always happen due to these circumstances, more at totally random times. Something else I've noticed, is that the "Recycle Bin" icon seems to be having a problem too. Some times it won't change from the empty to full icon (or the reverse depending on what was displayed before the problem occurred).

I do use the tweakUI for XP, but all I've done is remove the arrow. As well I've tried the rebuild icon tool and on doing this the default icons are used. I've far as I can see it's either a Windows XP problem or a nVidia driver problem.

Any one have any more thoughts, or solutions for this problem?
 
J

James T

Hi

I too have the same problem. Very similar setup to you James.

Have you guys found a fix yet? THis is very annoying. Im
using Icon Packager and prior to format, worked fine :(

Please let us know if you find a fix. Or anyone?

Cheers
J
-----Original Message-----
I've noticed the same thing.
I'm running Windows XP Home on a Athlon XP system, with a
nVidia Geforce 4Ti 4400 video card, and running nVidia's
WHQL drivers 52.16.
I'm using a number of Plus! desktop themes that I have
modified slightly (edited the .theme file) so that they
will work under XP with the "Luna" system theme (silver).
By the by, did MS know how confusing things were going to
become because of using "theme" as a generic term for both
the old Plus! desktop theme packages, and for the newer XP
system style theme?
Any way, I was using this method for the longest time with
out ever seeing a problem with the icons. Around a month
ago I did a reformat/re-install of Windows XP. It had been
running like a champ for well over a year, but I felt it
was due for a bit of cleaning out of the "cob-webs". I used
to have to do 95 every 6 months and 98SE every 9-12 months,
so it's not a big deal for me to do this.
Well now Windows XP seems to forget the custom icons
included with the Plus! theme package, and goes back to the
default "Luna" ones. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or
reason for this. I've seen it happen for the following reasons:
Right clicking and hitting refresh for the desktop
After returning from a fully open window (say IE or Outlook Express)
After returning from a full screen game
On a soft reboot
On booting the computer after it's been off.

These seem to be the circumstances behind the problem, but
it doesn't always happen due to these circumstances, more
at totally random times. Something else I've noticed, is
that the "Recycle Bin" icon seems to be having a problem
too. Some times it won't change from the empty to full icon
(or the reverse depending on what was displayed before the
problem occurred).
I do use the tweakUI for XP, but all I've done is remove
the arrow. As well I've tried the rebuild icon tool and on
doing this the default icons are used. I've far as I can
see it's either a Windows XP problem or a nVidia driver
problem.
 
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S

S.Daley

Any of you guys using ACDsee software, I have the same issues
but it appears to start after Acdsee is installed.

SD
 

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