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October 3rd, 2013, 23:57
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Recently, I put all of the programs that had shortcuts on my desktop into a folder on the desktop. I did this to clean things up on my desktop. Everything is fine except for the fact that the program icons are no longer there. They show up as a white piece of paper instead of their usual icons in the taskbar. When I open the folders I created, I see that the icons for the programs in the folders themselves are also changed to white pieces of paper.

How can I correct this? I tried using a new icon in the properties menu but my changes don't stay upon a computer restart, and sometimes I can't change the icon at all because I get a message saying I can't.

Any ideas?
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October 4th, 2013, 00:09
Grab this (trial version but who cares as it's for one use only):
http://www.stardock.com/products/iconpackager/

With it switch to any icon package, no matter. Then use it again, but switch back to standard windows icons! Well, unless you want the first "temporary" package to stay…

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October 4th, 2013, 16:23
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.

I think I fixed it simply by going to Properties and Change Icon, and selecting the old icon from there and hitting Apply. It seems to have done the trick. I hope it lasts through restarts and what not but so far, so good.
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October 4th, 2013, 17:23
Another program from Stardock worth checking out is Fences (http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/) which allow you to group icons (fence) together and hide them/bring them forward again by doubleclicking the desktop. You can also configure a fence to show only when your mouse is hovering over it.

I've been using it for years, very happy with it.

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+1 to Fences. Best desktop management app on the Windows side of the things. Still using v1.0 though.

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October 4th, 2013, 22:18
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Another program from Stardock worth checking out is Fences (http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/) which allow you to group icons (fence) together and hide them/bring them forward again by doubleclicking the desktop. You can also configure a fence to show only when your mouse is hovering over it.

I've been using it for years, very happy with it.

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October 4th, 2013, 23:36
Thanks everyone. I'll keep these programs in mind if the issue pops up again (it seems to be fine now).
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