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Simple? Perhaps! File Icon Problems


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#1 uniflare

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

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[Ok so I'm about to break something on this computer because I cannot find _ANY_ information on this on google with serch terms like "security badge behind icon" and _ANY_ variance thereof.
So I am praying that someone here knows something about this because not having control over something as simple as my Icons is absolutely pathetic, WINDOWS!!! ARGGGGH.]


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(Win7 32bit Ultimate)

For specific file types/extensions, the icons are being modified by the system in such a way that the original icon seem imposed (as a smaller version of itself), on top of a new icon, the default "system file" icon (security badge).

It looks like this:
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This happens mainly for .php files, with the association set to notepad++.exe

Thank you for any input you can provide!

Edited by uniflare, 27 March 2011 - 01:19 PM.


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#2 uniflare

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

Using custom Icon Tools i was able to change the icon of specific file types to a more likeable look.

I still don't know why the icons did this originally, unless it was the fact that the icons did not have a default icon, and so using the executable icon that the file type was associated with, presented a different icon to show it is a file of the program, rather than the program.

I wont mark resolved or anything until i can safely say with certainty what causes this to happen.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:00 PM

You could try to fix the file association http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:06 PM

Thanks for your response Jacee, the fixes didn't include .php unfortunately, and i doubt it could really since the file association are to specify an executable to pass the file to, but that works fine (although i had problems with a notepad++ association registry key that prevented it from being associated at all but that was fixed - was wrong path from last install and new nistalls wouldn't overwrite it for soem reason).

As stated in my previous post i have managed to change the whole icon, to a more friendly php icon.

Though I would like to know why this shield appeared behind my icons, as if windows is trying to tell me something, but it doesn't actually tell you anything :S.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:08 PM

What Ant-virus program are you running? The 'security shield' in Windows 7 is blue and yellow (on opposite corners)

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