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    How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    I am using windows 7 PC and I am facing a weird problem now. There is a folder named sample on my system and it has 6 files in it. But the folder icon shows it as an empty folder. Is there any way to resolve my problem?



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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    hi there! same problem me also faced.
    Due to the hidde files in the folder it can show emty folder.
    To rectify this problem there is way.
    I think in that folder your 6 files are in hidden option.
    first you have to unhide them.
    to unhide the foldrs follow these simple steps.
    first select those files after that right click on them,
    then goto properties then there is activated check box named as hidden click on that then it will deactivated then click on the ok.
    now your problem was solved. Now see the folder again.

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    hi, friend .

    >> This is virus problem.

    >> when you look at folder that will shows file size but while open it shows you empty.

    >> just you have to boot scan your system with best antivirus.

    >> if this will not solve by antivirus then you have to format is other then nothing is solution.

    >> i hope you have got me.

    >> all the very best


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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    I Have a wonderful solution for this problem, all you need to do is change your registry settings..

    to change registry settings you need to download a small zip file called "TakeOwnerShip"

    once you download this zip file.. unzip and click on install takeownership

    It will ask you enter administrator password some times... type the administrator password when prompted.

    now right click on the folder you want to delete.

    you notice a option like "takeownership"

    click on it.

    now delete the folder.

    amazing right ? yes, by doing this you can delete any folder in your system. be careful while deleting because you may delete system folders also.

    happy to assist you.

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hi Friend,Folder shows empty but it contains 6 files in it.>> So Just follow these steps to make changes in folder option.>> Open start menu>> Select Control panel.>> In that Select Folder Option>> Now in View Tab select "Show hidden files" option.>> Save changes, now you can see files in the folder.>> The problem also of Virus, if the files are not make hidden by you.>> So boot scan your system by any Good Updated antivirus.I hope you will understand.All The Best

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    hello
    user
    try this **********

    **********This problem due to hidden files in the folder it can show empty folder.

    **********To avoid this problem use this.

    ********** In folder files are in hidden option.

    **********first you have to hidden them.

    **********To hidden the folders follow these simple steps.

    **********select files after that right click it

    **********select properties then there is activated check box

    **********Now in hidden file click on that then it will deactivated.

    **********now problem solved.

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    There is a one stop solution to fix the problem, using a DOS command which still runs under Windows skin.

    Click Start,
    Click All Programs,
    Click Accessories,
    Click Command Prompt,
    type cd\ and press Enter.
    type cls and press Enter,
    type Attrib -H A C:\ , and press Enter, to change the attribute of all hidden files in c drive.

    Another way to unhide files,
    Click Start--Control Panel--Appearence and personalization--Folder--View--show hidden files and folders--Apply ,
    Exit and the settings will take effect and you can see those hidden files now,

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    dear friend please use as the following to solve your problem ...

    first of all you go to the start >> all program >> accessories >> then click on the command prompt

    here type the cd\ and press the enter button

    then type the cls and again press enter

    after that again type the Attrib -H A C:\ m and press the enter button to change the attribute of all hidden files in c drive.

    your problem is solved ........

    thanks ........

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am using windows 7 PC and I am facing a weird problem now. There is a folder named sample on my system and it has 6 files in it. But the folder icon shows it as an empty folder. Is there any way to resolve my problem?
    open the folder
    press alt+T
    you will get a drop down menu.
    click on folder options.
    go to view tab.
    under advanced settings, trace out hidden files option, remove tick mark
    click ok.
    now you can notice the files in your folder.


    If you still face the problem
    then right click on the folder and change the attributes.. this will help you.

    happy to assist you

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hi dear friend.......simply rebuild the Icon cache ....and resolve your problem

    For that follow the below procedure ......

    AND I HOPE WHICH MAY HELPS YOU

    press windows key+r and type control folders and press ENTER key

    now tap on VIEW and select SHOW HIDDEN FILES option ....and then click OK

    after that again go to run and type appdata and click OK

    then double click on LOCAL folder

    now find and delete the IconCache file from your PC

    then restart the PC .....and check if it helps

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hi aspirant,

    -->>>Steps to correct your desktop icon Windows 7 PC......


    --Right click on the desktop.

    --Then navigate to personalisation option.

    --Then go to the left most corner and click on the change desktop icon option.

    --Then another window will appear named desktop icon settings.

    --Then go over the check box beside the restore default option and click it.

    --Then go over the check box beside the option allow theme to change desktop icon and click it.

    --Then select the apply option.

    --Now your windows icon will get corrected........

    ALL THE BEST.....

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Dear friend,

    To solve your problem:

    1. Scan the folder with your antivirus. If it is a virus, it will be removed by the antivirus. If the antivirus
    shows it as safe file then you should proceed to the next step.

    2. Schedule a boot time scan of your system. You can configure this through your antivirus. Some rootkits
    doesnt caught by antivirus normal operating mode as threat. These can be only scanned through boot time scan.

    3. Still the problem persists then you should try to safe mode and deleting the folder. You can also delete the folder
    by Hirens Boot CD which is a live operating system and doesnt affected by the operating system on your hard disk.


    Thanks!

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say...............

    1.The files in that sample may be hidden.

    2.So you open any folder and click on 'tools'.

    3.then click on the option 'Folder Options'.

    4.There you go to the 'View' and unhide the folders and save the changes

    5.Still if you have the problem then the problem is with the virus.

    6.So you install the antivirus software and scan your system using it.

    I hope by doing as i said you can solve your problem.

    Have a nice day.............

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    it might be a virus infected folder

    so scan it and remove it using an antivirus

    or the files inside it may be hidden

    for this just go to my computer

    then on top click on organize

    then select folder and search option

    a box will appear then click on view

    then click on show hidden files, folders option

    then select apply and ok

    now open the folder and you will be able to see the content in it

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC:--


    Start your PC

    then go to the desktop

    Right click on the desktop

    select a item u want to change its icon

    click on the properties

    go to the ''Shortcut'' menu

    then click on the change icon

    select any one icon if u want to change it

    click on apply button

    and lastly click on ''OK'' button


    your desktop icon have been changed.



    thats all......

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hello my dear Dude ...


    Open the Home screen of your windows 7


    Navigate to the WINDOWS EXPLORER

    You need to Enable " See Hidden files " option

    For that go to the TOOLS

    Click on the FOLDER OPTIONS


    Go to the VIEW tab

    There you click on the Option " Show hidden files "

    Go to the Local folder


    Delete IconCache.db file

    Here user name is your Profile name


    Reboot your Windows 7 then

    That is it


    All icon will be placed properly


    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Hi Friend
    The Folder shows "empty folder" cause t is infected by virus.
    Better you should Scan your pc using a good antivirus.
    ..
    And for that folder, unhide those file by:
    -Open Folder and Press Alt
    -Click on Tools > Folder Options
    -In View Tab Check "Show hidden Folders and drive"

    Your files will be visible, delete all the files
    Thank You

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?

    Search within your directory along with your anti virus. Whether it is a virus, it will likely be removed because of the anti virus. Should the anti virus
    shows it as risk-free file then you definitely really should move forward to another location step.
    Schedule a boot moment scan of one's system. You can set up this specific through your anti virus. Several root kits
    would not captured by way of anti virus standard managing method when threat. It may always be only examined by means of boot moment scan.
    Even now the situation lasts subsequently you should try to risk-free method and wiping out your folder. You may also erase your directory
    by way of Hiren's Kick out CD the industry dwell operating system and doesn't suffering from your operating system on your own difficult disk.

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    Re: How to correct desktop icon on Windows 7 PC?


    SIMPLE STEPS TO CORRECT DESKTOP OR OTHER CORRUPTED ICONS IN WINDOWS 7


    * Click on Start

    * Now in start SearchBox type in "Computer"
    * When Found Click on it and Hit Enter
    * When Windows Explorer opens
    * Click on Folder option in top panel
    * Now click on View Tab
    * Put checkmark on "Show Hidden files and folders" option
    * Click ok
    * Now Navigate to following path
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local
    Here username will be username with which you logged in

    * Then find file "iconcache.db"
    * When found delete it
    * Restart your PC
    * It's Done

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