folder icons I Customize keep reverting back to default

  1. cem
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 LTSB 2016

    folder icons I Customize keep reverting back to default

    Like it says on the title. The only thing I can add to that, this is happening on internal HDD that is other than my OS drive.
    I customized icons but after reboot, they keep reverting back to default. For years this was not an issue and all of a sudden it is...
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2019 at 11:23. Reason: fixed format to make it readable
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  2. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 4,766
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903

    An example would be helpful to see what it is doing.
    are you customizing using the standard icon selection or your own?
    if your own you might to create a folder on your OS drive (name it icon or whatever) and put your special
    icons there. then change them pointing the shortcuts to that folder.
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  3. cem
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 LTSB 2016
    Thread Starter

    Simple stuff really

    I have folders. I categorize them with looks because well it's better for my eyes since it is less focusing time and effort to try to read them instead.

    I make or collect appropriate icons and I assign them to those specific folders. And then I create shortcuts to place them in the desktop which then will have the designated icon.

    The shortcuts display those icons just fine. But the original folder that had the icon assigned in the first place, after a reboot, is replaced with generic folder icon...
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  4. Posts : 268
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    when you assign a custom icon to a folder, its read-only attribute is set and a hidden, system file named desktop.ini is created within the folder. So check before & after reboot if the attribute is being cleared or the file being deleted. Possibly 3rd-party protection software is being over-zealous.

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  5. cem
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 LTSB 2016
    Thread Starter

    NO desktop.ini

    Unfortunately no hidden desktop.ini file in any of my icon customized folders.
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  6. Posts : 268
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    It's "double-hidden " (system attribute set as well). Check your folder view options:
    folder icons I Customize keep reverting back to default-show-hidden-system.png

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