Windows 10: Problem copying customized folders

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  1.    21 Dec 2016 #11

    i've found an easier work around for the problem. zipping folders seems to protect the customizations. just zip the folders and extract them
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  2.    21 Dec 2016 #12

    theeternalone said: View Post
    i've found an easier work around for the problem. zipping folders seems to protect the customizations. just zip the folders and extract them
    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it but it does not work on my computer unfortunately. When I unzip the folder it loses its icon.
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  3.    31 Dec 2016 #13

    I noticed there's no answer to this yet.

    For a folder to show customization changes, it must be marked as read-only. Explorer doesn't let you change the folders read-only attribute, it only changes the files within the folder. However, attrib does let you do it. I added it to my right click Explorer menu.

    Create a file with the .reg extension, and put the following text into it, save it and double click it (or enter the info by hand if you're familiar with regedit).

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\readonly]
    @="Set folder re&ad only"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\readonly\command]
    @="attrib +r "%1""

    Then right click a copied folder and select the set read only menu item. Now, sometimes it won't change the icon immediately. Restart of Explorer usually works, although a refresh (F5) sometimes is enough. Sometimes though a reboot fixes it too.

    Andy
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  4.    09 Feb 2017 #14

    This BUG is fixed in build 15019 - look at:
    Folder attributes/customization lost on copy or move in Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update)
    [BUG] Windows 10 AU folder personalized settings are not - Microsoft Community

    In the meantime Your simple "right-click" solution is pretty usable
    I only had to change it a bit to make it work - had to add backslashes in front of underlined two quotes:
    @="attrib +r "%1""

    llandyw said: View Post
    I noticed there's no answer to this yet.

    For a folder to show customization changes, it must be marked as read-only. Explorer doesn't let you change the folders read-only attribute, it only changes the files within the folder. However, attrib does let you do it. I added it to my right click Explorer menu.

    Create a file with the .reg extension, and put the following text into it, save it and double click it (or enter the info by hand if you're familiar with regedit).

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\readonly]
    @="Set folder re&ad only"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\readonly\command]
    @="attrib +r "%1""

    Then right click a copied folder and select the set read only menu item. Now, sometimes it won't change the icon immediately. Restart of Explorer usually works, although a refresh (F5) sometimes is enough. Sometimes though a reboot fixes it too.

    Andy
    Last edited by Kamac; 09 Feb 2017 at 05:47.
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  5.    13 Feb 2017 #15

    Microsoft Windows used to be so awesome when XP was being used. Then MS decided to hire crap employees, no offense to them, but true.

    EZ Money Solution:
    After copying folder with customization, and the customization doesn't happen, try to rebuild the icon cache: Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10

    Download: Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat
    Run that file.
    Go back to the folder, and hopefully that fixed it. It should stay fixed permanently.

    (Save that file on your computer and use it for future reference, like I have it over here)
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  6.    22 Apr 2017 #16

    This bug is definitely fixed for me since Windows 10 Creators Update.

    I have 4 ssds in my computer.

    I can now do a standard copy & paste of a folder ( that is marked with any of my customized icons )
    to any of the sdds' and the folder keeps its icon.

    I can also copy to a usb stick or portable hard drive and the icon stays too.
    Last edited by OUO; 05 May 2017 at 18:03.
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  7.    05 May 2017 #17

    Not fixed for me


    My computer is updated and I can assure everyone that as of May 5 2017, the problem is not fixed. If any one has a solution that may not be obvious, thank you in advance for posting it.
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  8.    07 May 2017 #18

    So you tried rebuilding the icon cache?
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  9.    08 May 2017 #19

    Still not working


    pepanee said: View Post
    So you tried rebuilding the icon cache?
    Yes.
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  10.    08 May 2017 #20

    This evening a partial fix seems to have appeared on my computer: The customized icons remain when a folder is dragged and dropped from one folder to another. However it still does not work when copying a folder (icon reverts then to default one).
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