Windows 10: Custom Folder Icons Disappear Frequently

Discus and support Custom Folder Icons Disappear Frequently in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I recently a few months ago found out that I can change the icons of folders. Seeing the potential usefulness of this I made my own custom icons by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by FoulKnaveB, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Custom Folder Icons Disappear Frequently


    I recently a few months ago found out that I can change the icons of folders. Seeing the potential usefulness of this I made my own custom icons by building vector icons in CorelDraw 2018, the graphic design software I use on a day to day basis. Ive spent a lot of time crafting icons that will help me navigate folders and files. I hadnt managed to understand how saving ICO files works so I found a website to covert images for me, so I saved all of my icons as PNGs and used this website to create the ICO files: https://icoconvert.com/ .


    Since making my icons I've had to change my icons about 4 times in the past 3-4 months dont know exactly.. At some point the custom folder icons just disappear and I have to go back to the properties of each folder and change them back to the custom icons. It happened again this morning so I set aside some time to create new ones, revamp old ones, and reassign the icons to their corresponding folders again. Well I did that and when I changed the name of one folder after reassigning them every custom icon disappeared again. Clearly this feature is bugged or there's something up with my computer, but I have no idea which it is. Can someone please help me with this issue and walk me through the steps if there is a solution?


    I use Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2017. If there is any other information I need please let me know and I'll provide it.

    :)
     
    FoulKnaveB, Aug 1, 2020
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  2. silkstone Win User

    Disappearing folder

    I've encountered a strange problem in windows 10 where I tried to delete a file in a folder, but ended up deleting the whole directory. It did so without the usual pop-up to confirm delete or say it was too big for the recycle bin. It was my Videos folder, so pretty big, but the disk allocation has also remained the same.

    I've always had a problem with 'double icons' for the different user folders, including videos, and so I'm thinking it could have something to do with the whole thing, especially as now one of the two video folders has disappeared from the users folders.

    The first thing i tried was 'Undo delete', but it just bought the folder back with non of the contents. Then, I went straight to Recuva, but it came up blank (there must have been over 50 videos in the folder)

    I'm at a little bit of a loss as where to start looking for this disappeared folder and was hoping someone might have some suggestions?

    Screenshots below:


    Custom Folder Icons Disappear Frequently upload_2017-4-1_22-11-14-png.png
     
    silkstone, Aug 1, 2020
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  3. Changing and locking a custom icon to a folder?

    I want to change a few folders icons and fix the icon to the folder so if its moved to other computers the icon wont change is there any way of doing this thanks,
     
    Live OR Die, Aug 1, 2020
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  4. Custom Folder Icons Disappear Frequently

    Changing and locking a custom icon to a folder?

    I don't undestand what you are asking, but cool sig by the way *Rockout :rockout:
     
    douglatins, Aug 1, 2020
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