Windows XP desktop icon problem

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  1. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    Ok, this is the problem. I change my desktop icons like my computer, recycle bin...etc to some custom icons. After I restart the computer, however, the icons go back to the default Windows icons. How do I stop this from happening? :hs:
     
  2. Those are registry hacks. You can use a third party application to do it if you fancy the click and and drop interface, but at the core the software will still make registry changes.

    There are some nice software suggestions and even manual registry hacks at www.ntfs.org
     
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    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    this is happening to me and didn't used to...i noticed explorer.exe force quits everytime i reboot/shut down my machine...i'm guessing that because of this, these personal settings are not saved

    checkout my thread "video decoder problems" or something like that
     
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    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    I checked out the thread but I really didn't get much help from there.

    I also checked ntfs.org but the XPtweaks section is down.
     
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    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    Still having the problem. :hs:
     
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    MrBurner is probably right. For whatever reason(s), Explorer isn't saving your settings and this is usually caused by an improper shutdown.

    Explorer stores these icons under the following subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID

    The "My Computer" or whatever you renamed it to is under "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}". The icon is under the "DefaultIcon" subkey.
     

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