I just want to say thanks for all the help that I've received here.
I was recently cleaning out my computer of random junk files... mostly pictures and movies I didn't watch anymore.
I began to notice that some of my folder images were randomly changing.
Not always because I had deleted or renamed the selected jpg for the folder image. And only certain folders.
For example... inside the folder My Pictures, I have multiple folders, some with multiple sub-folders. Sometimes if I altered the display order or re-named the selected jpg for that sub-folder, the folder image would change to a random jpg within My Pictures, not one from within the folder. Typically I could change it back, but normally if I did this it would return to default.
Even weirder, the image for My Pictures changed to a random jpg. I had created the selected image using the Folder.gif method, as the original folder does not give a Customize option. I could not change the image back. I renamed the folder, created a replacement My Pictures folder and moved everything over, deleting the original.
Searching online, I tried to download a folder fix-tool from microsoft. I had to update my .net framework to use the tool from 1.1 to 3whatever, but this altered the performance of my computer that I was not happy. I did not end up using the tool
Due to these and other issues, I just restored my computer to 3 weeks ago.
However, I just noticed that one of the subfolders had randomly changed.
AVG 2011 Free has found nothing.
I also use Spywareblaster (just recently uninstalled) and Malwarebytes.
No viruses found.
"Edit: I just transfered a movie from one folder to another. When I did this, the first folder image went from the default to a random jpg image from one of the My Pictures subfolders."
XP Professional SP3
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 4600+
NVideo GForce 7300LE
HP Pavilion m7580n
Edited by Mediokrates, 03 May 2011 - 10:59 AM.