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Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64 [Solved]

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 11:44
by Enternal
So I have had this bug for many versions now and I just can't figure out what's causing it. It seems to be particular to two of my Win 10 system while it's fine on others. The screenshot below is from a "fresh" XYplorer I have on my flash drive with my Portable File Icons setup:
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The same "fresh" XYplorer on the non-working Windows 10 computer:
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There are no differences between the settings. Only difference is I'm using a different computer that is still Windows 10 x64 and the same edition too (both are Education edition). Any clue as to what's going on?

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 11:47
by highend

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 11:48
by admin
Did you check whether <xyicons> points to an existing path?

And why post again? I had already replied in the other thread... :eh:

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 11:53
by Enternal
Yep! I certainly did. The path definitely exists. I can simply copy and paste them into XYplorer and it will automatically go to that exact folder and select that exact file. Post again?

EDIT: What the heck?! I DID submit a post about this! I'm going crazy! Can you delete the other thread. It's pointless now. And apparently it's posted when I was half-dead mentally. It was so bad I never even realized I made one.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:18
by admin
Double check the icons paths, please.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:20
by Enternal
I did.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:28
by admin
Paste this into the Address Bar:

Code: Select all

<xyicons>\Music.ico
1. Do you see the icon displayed in the bar?
2. What happens when you press enter?

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:31
by Enternal
C'mon Don. I'm not a new user. Unless you already forgotten me. Anyways, since I made this screenshot before I read your reply, I'm going to stick with showing an example of using the AVI.ICO file.

Here is a screenshot of a fresh install XYplorer. Bottom pane shows the direct path to the icon. Preview panel shows that it's a working icon. And finally the Customize File Icons dialog with direct path to the icon. That is what I meant by "I did" test it already. I tested that WAAY before I decided to make a thread about this.
2017-09-22 03_28_11-Customize File Icons.png
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I made a portable installation of XYplorer on my flash drive with the Portable File Icons all setup. They worked perfectly. I bring it to another computer. Load it up and it works perfectly. I then bring it to the problematic computers and load it up. They don't work on these computers. I then bring that flash drive to yet another computer and load it up. It works perfectly again. So it's an odd problem.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:40
by Enternal
Here is another screenshot with the relative path entered directly into the address bar and then pressed <Enter>.
2017-09-22 03_39_18-C__Users_Owner_Programs_XYplorer_Data_Icons_GOM - XYplorer 18.40 _ User.png
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And another screenshot IF the file does not exist (did not press <Enter> here).
2017-09-22 03_41_14-C__Users_Owner_Programs_XYplorer_Data_Icons_GOM - XYplorer 18.40 _ User.png
2017-09-22 03_41_14-C__Users_Owner_Programs_XYplorer_Data_Icons_GOM - XYplorer 18.40 _ User.png (40.13 KiB) Viewed 1205 times
So it becomes a "Question Mark". That's why I was wondering about this issue for a long time. It's not an issue that the file does not exist because if it did not, it would have shown up as a "Question Mark". But it doesn't.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:44
by Enternal
2017-09-22 03_44_28-Configuration - XYplorer @ C__Users_Owner_Programs_XYplorer_Data_Xyplorer.ini - .png
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EDIT: That was weird. I was pretty sure highend just asked me to post a screenshot of the configuration here. Anyways, that's what that screenshot above is for.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:57
by highend
Post a screenshot of how Windows Explorer displays the icons in your <xyicons> folder please

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 12:58
by admin
So the icons are also not shown in the file list. Only in this folder, or in any folder?

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 13:07
by Enternal
highend wrote:Post a screenshot of how Windows Explorer displays the icons in your <xyicons> folder please
Oh, now this is an interesting question.

This is how the icons look whether it's in Details or List.
2017-09-22 04_04_00-.png
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This is in Tiles mode.
2017-09-22 04_04_30-GOM.png
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This does explain my suspicion that this is some odd Windows issue. But I don't know what it is.
admin wrote:So the icons are also not shown in the file list. Only in this folder, or in any folder?
It's not shown in any folder.

I may be heading off soon so my next reply will be a bit late.

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 13:10
by highend
Maybe a shell extension or one of your media players where the assignment for all registered extensions
went wrong and now only a default icon is displayed. I'd check GOM first...

Re: Portable File Icons Not Working - Win 10 x64

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 13:19
by Enternal
highend wrote:Maybe a shell extension or one of your media players where the assignment for all registered extensions
went wrong and now only a default icon is displayed. I'd check GOM first...
I'm not using GOM. Those were simply extracted icons from the GOM executable.

However you gave me an idea...

EDIT: I went into Windows 10 settings, went to Apps > Default apps, and forcefully reset ALL defaults. Basically resetting everything. I then restarted Explorer. And now it works!!

Awesome! That's what I'm looking for, haha. Simply troubleshooting ideas on what's going on. I guess this thread actually belongs more in the "Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers" than anything. Anyway, thank you! (And why does Windows 10 can be so annoying...)

The odd thing is the default app for images was still Windows Photo. That never changed. Windows 10 is so inconsistent...