Has folder icon changed?



Terry Pinnell
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
As you see from the following screenshot, my normal yellow folder icon
has mysteriously been replaced by a blue 'monitor' icon.
http://www.terrypin.dial.pipex.com/Images/FolderIcon1.gif

The correct one is still used in My Computer folders, as shown.

Anyone know how I can get the yellow folder back please?

BTW, the reason for the question mark in my Subject is that it's
possible I've had a mental lapse and the icon has *always* been that
blue one <g>.

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Hi Terry,

No idea why this occurs, but I've seen similar problems in the past. Here is
a workaround for you:

Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\explorer.exe

In the right-pane, create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named "TaskbarGroupIcon"

Double-click "TaskbarGroupIcon" and set it's value as follows:

%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe,13

Disable Taskbar buttons grouping and enable the option back.

Incorrect Taskbar group icon assigned for an application:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/taskbargroupicon.htm

Grouped Similar Taskbar Buttons Use Incorrect Icons:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=818110

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> As you see from the following screenshot, my normal yellow folder icon
> has mysteriously been replaced by a blue 'monitor' icon.
> http://www.terrypin.dial.pipex.com/Images/FolderIcon1.gif
>
> The correct one is still used in My Computer folders, as shown.
>
> Anyone know how I can get the yellow folder back please?
>
> BTW, the reason for the question mark in my Subject is that it's
> possible I've had a mental lapse and the icon has *always* been that
> blue one <g>.
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>

Terry Pinnell
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Terry Pinnell <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote:

>As you see from the following screenshot, my normal yellow folder icon
>has mysteriously been replaced by a blue 'monitor' icon.
>http://www.terrypin.dial.pipex.com/Images/FolderIcon1.gif
>
>The correct one is still used in My Computer folders, as shown.
>
>Anyone know how I can get the yellow folder back please?
>
>BTW, the reason for the question mark in my Subject is that it's
>possible I've had a mental lapse and the icon has *always* been that
>blue one <g>.

Anyone? There's now no question about it; it *has* changed! But how?
And how to get it back?

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

Terry Pinnell
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:

>Hi Terry,
>
>No idea why this occurs, but I've seen similar problems in the past. Here is
>a workaround for you:
>
>Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>
>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\explorer.exe
>
>In the right-pane, create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named "TaskbarGroupIcon"
>
>Double-click "TaskbarGroupIcon" and set it's value as follows:
>
> %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe,13
>
>Disable Taskbar buttons grouping and enable the option back.
>
>Incorrect Taskbar group icon assigned for an application:
>http://windowsxp.mvps.org/taskbargroupicon.htm
>
>Grouped Similar Taskbar Buttons Use Incorrect Icons:
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=818110

Thanks Ramesh. That looks very promising - but I have one major
problem: I don't appear to have that key!


In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\ I see these:
..
..
dsquery.dll
Email Effects.exe
Epocinst.EXE
EXCEL.EXE
EzThumbs.exe
firefox.exe
FRONTPG.EXE
..
..
....but no 'explorer.exe'.



Closing down for the night now, but will be back on the case in the
morning. I sure want to get rid of this pesky blue interloper!

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Terry,
If it's not available, you need to create one and set the value accordingly.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
>
>>Hi Terry,
>>
>>No idea why this occurs, but I've seen similar problems in the past. Here
>>is
>>a workaround for you:
>>
>>Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:
>>
>>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\explorer.exe
>>
>>In the right-pane, create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named
>>"TaskbarGroupIcon"
>>
>>Double-click "TaskbarGroupIcon" and set it's value as follows:
>>
>> %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe,13
>>
>>Disable Taskbar buttons grouping and enable the option back.
>>
>>Incorrect Taskbar group icon assigned for an application:
>>http://windowsxp.mvps.org/taskbargroupicon.htm
>>
>>Grouped Similar Taskbar Buttons Use Incorrect Icons:
>>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=818110
>
> Thanks Ramesh. That looks very promising - but I have one major
> problem: I don't appear to have that key!
>
>
> In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\ I see these:
> .
> .
> dsquery.dll
> Email Effects.exe
> Epocinst.EXE
> EXCEL.EXE
> EzThumbs.exe
> firefox.exe
> FRONTPG.EXE
> .
> .
> ...but no 'explorer.exe'.
>
>
>
> Closing down for the night now, but will be back on the case in the
> morning. I sure want to get rid of this pesky blue interloper!
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>

Terry Pinnell
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:

>Terry,
>If it's not available, you need to create one and set the value accordingly.

Excellent, thanks Ramesh, you're a star! I nervously created that key
first and then proceeded with the rest. Voilą - my yellow icon back
again! And it's survived a reboot, so I feel reasonably confident it's
sorted.

Actually, before I started digging around to accomplish the
penultimate step 'Disable Taskbar buttons grouping', I first closed
the several folders I had open at the time, and then re-opened a few
new ones. The yellow folder re-appeared at that stage. So I didn't
have to disable/re-enable the option itself.

I'm not 100% certain, but I *think* that key was one of the many that
a new registry cleaner called RegSeeker which I've just installed
found when I ran it for the first time. There were scores described as
'redundant' or 'obsolete' or words to that effect. So maybe I will be
encountering a few more quirks!

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Thanks for the feedback Terry. Nice to hear the problem is resolved.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:
>
>>Terry,
>>If it's not available, you need to create one and set the value
>>accordingly.
>
> Excellent, thanks Ramesh, you're a star! I nervously created that key
> first and then proceeded with the rest. Voilą - my yellow icon back
> again! And it's survived a reboot, so I feel reasonably confident it's
> sorted.
>
> Actually, before I started digging around to accomplish the
> penultimate step 'Disable Taskbar buttons grouping', I first closed
> the several folders I had open at the time, and then re-opened a few
> new ones. The yellow folder re-appeared at that stage. So I didn't
> have to disable/re-enable the option itself.
>
> I'm not 100% certain, but I *think* that key was one of the many that
> a new registry cleaner called RegSeeker which I've just installed
> found when I ran it for the first time. There were scores described as
> 'redundant' or 'obsolete' or words to that effect. So maybe I will be
> encountering a few more quirks!
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>


Has folder icon changed?