Wrong icon picture



gogos7
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hello,

I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After that, some
icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the default MP3
icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown program
(although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files options -> file
types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their "own"
picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
(WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)

Thank you

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
See if repairing the icons using Tweak UI helps.
TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].
http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe

Note that Tweak UI sometimes sets incorrect data to the Shell Icon BPP
registry value, and might cause the icons look like Windows 9x classic
style. If you experience the problem after running TweakUI, use these steps:

Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]

In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16

Close Registry Editor.

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


"gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:877427F9-DF7C-466B-AB49-278BEC9FE3B5@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After that, some
> icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the default MP3
> icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown program
> (although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files options ->
> file
> types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their "own"
> picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
> How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
> (WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)
>
> Thank you

gogos7
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hello and thank you for your answer.
I used Tweak UI 2.10.0.0 and the "Repair" -> "Rebuild Icons" option, but
none of the "unknown program" icons change. MP3 file icon is still the same.
I would appreciate another ideas.
Thank you.


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> See if repairing the icons using Tweak UI helps.
> TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].
> http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
>
> Note that Tweak UI sometimes sets incorrect data to the Shell Icon BPP
> registry value, and might cause the icons look like Windows 9x classic
> style. If you experience the problem after running TweakUI, use these steps:
>
> Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>
> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
>
> Close Registry Editor.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:877427F9-DF7C-466B-AB49-278BEC9FE3B5@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After that, some
> > icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the default MP3
> > icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown program
> > (although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files options ->
> > file
> > types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their "own"
> > picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
> > How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
> > (WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)
> >
> > Thank you
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
There is a hidden file named Iconcache.db in this folder. Deleting the file
might help.

%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data

Type the exact path in Start-Run dialog.

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


"gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1CD3DBD3-BACE-4539-83E8-EFCC0AF67141@microsoft.com...
> Hello and thank you for your answer.
> I used Tweak UI 2.10.0.0 and the "Repair" -> "Rebuild Icons" option, but
> none of the "unknown program" icons change. MP3 file icon is still the
> same.
> I would appreciate another ideas.
> Thank you.
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> See if repairing the icons using Tweak UI helps.
>> TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].
>> http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
>>
>> Note that Tweak UI sometimes sets incorrect data to the Shell Icon BPP
>> registry value, and might cause the icons look like Windows 9x classic
>> style. If you experience the problem after running TweakUI, use these
>> steps:
>>
>> Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>>
>> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
>>
>> Close Registry Editor.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:877427F9-DF7C-466B-AB49-278BEC9FE3B5@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After that,
>> > some
>> > icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the default
>> > MP3
>> > icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown program
>> > (although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files options ->
>> > file
>> > types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their "own"
>> > picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
>> > How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
>> > (WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)
>> >
>> > Thank you
>>
>>

gogos7
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hello,
I deleted and then it correctly recreated but nothing happened.
The problem consists.



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> There is a hidden file named Iconcache.db in this folder. Deleting the file
> might help.
>
> %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
>
> Type the exact path in Start-Run dialog.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1CD3DBD3-BACE-4539-83E8-EFCC0AF67141@microsoft.com...
> > Hello and thank you for your answer.
> > I used Tweak UI 2.10.0.0 and the "Repair" -> "Rebuild Icons" option, but
> > none of the "unknown program" icons change. MP3 file icon is still the
> > same.
> > I would appreciate another ideas.
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> See if repairing the icons using Tweak UI helps.
> >> TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].
> >> http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
> >>
> >> Note that Tweak UI sometimes sets incorrect data to the Shell Icon BPP
> >> registry value, and might cause the icons look like Windows 9x classic
> >> style. If you experience the problem after running TweakUI, use these
> >> steps:
> >>
> >> Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
> >>
> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
> >>
> >> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
> >>
> >> Close Registry Editor.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:877427F9-DF7C-466B-AB49-278BEC9FE3B5@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After that,
> >> > some
> >> > icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the default
> >> > MP3
> >> > icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown program
> >> > (although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files options ->
> >> > file
> >> > types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their "own"
> >> > picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
> >> > How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
> >> > (WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)
> >> >
> >> > Thank you
> >>
> >>
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
I'm running out of ideas. Is the problem seen only for .mp3 & .mpeg types?
If so, let's inspect the association settings.

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


"gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D9D9EF88-F6F4-4C8C-AFC1-9124512D2B2B@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> I deleted and then it correctly recreated but nothing happened.
> The problem consists.
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> There is a hidden file named Iconcache.db in this folder. Deleting the
>> file
>> might help.
>>
>> %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
>>
>> Type the exact path in Start-Run dialog.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1CD3DBD3-BACE-4539-83E8-EFCC0AF67141@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello and thank you for your answer.
>> > I used Tweak UI 2.10.0.0 and the "Repair" -> "Rebuild Icons" option,
>> > but
>> > none of the "unknown program" icons change. MP3 file icon is still the
>> > same.
>> > I would appreciate another ideas.
>> > Thank you.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> See if repairing the icons using Tweak UI helps.
>> >> TweakUI v2.10 for Windows XP SP1/XP MCE/2003 [147 KB].
>> >> http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
>> >>
>> >> Note that Tweak UI sometimes sets incorrect data to the Shell Icon BPP
>> >> registry value, and might cause the icons look like Windows 9x classic
>> >> style. If you experience the problem after running TweakUI, use these
>> >> steps:
>> >>
>> >> Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
>> >>
>> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>> >>
>> >> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to
>> >> 16
>> >>
>> >> Close Registry Editor.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> >> Windows XP Shell/User
>> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:877427F9-DF7C-466B-AB49-278BEC9FE3B5@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Hello,
>> >> >
>> >> > I used MaxBlast4 to clone a Hard Disk Drive to a new one. After
>> >> > that,
>> >> > some
>> >> > icons pictures disappeared (to the new one). For example, the
>> >> > default
>> >> > MP3
>> >> > icon & mpeg icon, change to the icon that indicates a unknown
>> >> > program
>> >> > (although it can open properly). Also, in -> tools -> files
>> >> > options ->
>> >> > file
>> >> > types in registry, I can see many icons which don't have their
>> >> > "own"
>> >> > picture, but the one that indicates a unknown program.
>> >> > How can I "restore" the original icon picture?
>> >> > (WindowsXP Home SP2 with all latest updates)
>> >> >
>> >> > Thank you
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>

gogos7
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hello,
The file that you indicate (iconcache.db), give me the change to do some
searching and I found a lot of similar cases. But nothing help so far.
No, there are more types, like NeroMIX and details file, but MP3 and mpeg
are the most disturbing.
Another thing, is that although jpeg picture opens with Windows viewer (I
have set it that way), it took the picture of "Microsoft Office Picture
Manager" when I made the installation of Microsoft Office 2003 and I can't
change it.
Thank you.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Really weird problem. Sorry I have no further ideas, except doing a Remote
assist.

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


"gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C037BFFE-D5AF-4F61-8547-CCF0BA2092B4@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> The file that you indicate (iconcache.db), give me the change to do some
> searching and I found a lot of similar cases. But nothing help so far.
> No, there are more types, like NeroMIX and details file, but MP3 and mpeg
> are the most disturbing.
> Another thing, is that although jpeg picture opens with Windows viewer (I
> have set it that way), it took the picture of "Microsoft Office Picture
> Manager" when I made the installation of Microsoft Office 2003 and I can't
> change it.
> Thank you.

gogos7
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hello,

To "files oprions" -> "files types at registry" I managed to change the
icons of MP3, WMV, mpeg etc.
I had a correct picture (WMDB file), so I click on "for advanced" -> "change
icon" and although a came across with an error message (can't find file
C:\PROGRAM~1\WINDOW~3\wmplayer.exe) I could change the picture.
I will do some search, for the above error, later.
Now I am looking for the correct jpeg file. Unfortunately I can't see it, as
I was able to do with WMDB file icon.

Thank you for your suggestions.



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Really weird problem. Sorry I have no further ideas, except doing a Remote
> assist.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "gogos7" <gogos7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C037BFFE-D5AF-4F61-8547-CCF0BA2092B4@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> > The file that you indicate (iconcache.db), give me the change to do some
> > searching and I found a lot of similar cases. But nothing help so far.
> > No, there are more types, like NeroMIX and details file, but MP3 and mpeg
> > are the most disturbing.
> > Another thing, is that although jpeg picture opens with Windows viewer (I
> > have set it that way), it took the picture of "Microsoft Office Picture
> > Manager" when I made the installation of Microsoft Office 2003 and I can't
> > change it.
> > Thank you.
>
>


Wrong icon picture