Windows 10: icon display all messed up Solved

  1.    11 Mar 2016 #1

    icon display all messed up

    hi... i have like ten thousand icons in folders i have saved

    all of a sudden when i open a folder the icon sizes are all different...
    large is medium and medium is medium and small
    and the sizes and the spacing are all mixed together
    and every time i scroll the screen it changes...
    and when i change the view it changes
    even when i go back to the one it was before...

    this seems to only affect the 32x32 icons
    which used to display at 48x48 which was better
    but now display as either...

    this doesn't seem to affect all folders...
    also they have white squares around all of them...

    does anyone know what causes this?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello hannelius, :)

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if anything may stand out.
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3

    hi... thanks shawn for answering...

    it only seems to affect folders i've already looked at
    ...but not all of them... before two days went by...

    when i went back to them they looked like this...

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    and this...

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    the only thing i could have done is install icofx
    which took over my icon associations...

    any ideas?

    these icons are all the same size... 32x32
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Mar 2016 #4

    You might see if changing to medium icons view may help.

    If not, then see if rebuilding the icon cache may.
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  5.    11 Mar 2016 #5

    thanks... the first one was medium view...
    it doesn't seem to matter what view it is
    they're mixed in every view except for small
    while some folders are fine...

    it's different every folder...
    you should see some of them as they scroll...

    i just now deleted the icon cache and rebooted
    but it's still the same...

    strange it only seems to happen to folders
    i've been copying and pasting into...
    Last edited by hannelius; 11 Mar 2016 at 23:59.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       12 Mar 2016 #6

    As a test, see if moving an item to another location and back will have it show properly again.

    If so, then you might see if resetting all folder views to default may help.
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  7.    12 Mar 2016 #7

    i tried moving a few folders to a new one
    and it seemed to work fine for the first few...
    i tried playing around with the views and scrolling back and forth
    and it seemed to fix some of them that way...

    resetting the folder view settings didn't help at all
    but it was worth a try...

    out of a thousand subfolders under icons
    this only affects about a dozen
    only the ones i'd been copying and pasting into...

    it seems to be the icons themselves
    but if i overwrite them with the same icon
    from the folder they came from they display just fine...

    looks like it's time to start over
    thanks for your help...

    recopying or do something else...
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       12 Mar 2016 #8

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  9.    12 Mar 2016 #9

    i just opened a few folders and scrolled the others
    a few times and they were all ok...
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Mar 2016 #10

    Great news.
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