fix icon for offline network folders

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fix icon for offline network folders

Postby clearkjustin36 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:18 am

Hi,

I am running windows XP in my PC and I have a simple home network setup. I haven't made any changes in the setup neither in configuration nor in network.
I just want to know how I can fix icon for offline network folders so that I can see all the available offline files.....Please suggest
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Postby fussnfeathers » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:41 am

How do you mean, "fix"? The icon isn't showing correctly, or you can't access shared folders?
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:58 pm

If you have always used Offline Files, and now its suddenly not working, then your best bet is to take off the synchronization and re-add it.
XP file sync never really worked right...
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Postby clearkjustin36 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:05 pm

yes the icon isn't showing correctly. please help!!!
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Postby bdub » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:53 am

right click the shortcut, goto properties, customize tab, change icon button... should be a ble to find it in there, if not then it has been deleted, but you can prolly find the file online somewhere.
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Postby fussnfeathers » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:37 pm

Recreate the Icon-Cache file by deleting it
1.Delete the hidden file ShellIconCache (Win9x/NT4/2k):
C:\Windows\ShellIconCache or C:\Winnt\ShellIconCache

Note in WinXP each user has their own file that is called Iconcache.db:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Iconcache.db

Note in Vista each user has their own file that is called Iconcache.db:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Iconcache.db

2.Close down all explorer.exe processes using the Task Manager (Or else it will create a faulty file during logoff/restart)
3.Use the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) to launch the explorer.exe again (Or press CTRL+ALT+DEL to perform a restart/logoff)
4.When the Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) starts again, it will recreate a correct Icon-Cache file
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Postby clearkjustin36 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:36 am

Thanks friends!!!


I appreciate your help.


I got a very easy solution from a website called completepcpedia. com. I just followed the steps provided there and it worked for me.


thanks,

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