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 Post subject: Win 7 Icons Resizing
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:33 am 
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Hi. I have a problem that's been driving me nuts for a few years.

I have a desktop and netbook that are both running 64-bit Windows 7. Each computer has a 'Games' folder that I keep my installed games shortcuts in. I like to turn up the icon size to around the 'large icons' option in the folder bar, making the icons larger than the standard 64x64. I like how the large icons look and it's pretty handy to have larger icons on my netbook's 11.6" screen.

The problem is that Windows seems unable to keep all the shortcuts locked in at the same size. It doesn't matter if I'm using a custom icon that's 256x256 or using the game's base shortcut icon that scales larger than 64x64 -- Windows will undoubtedly shrink some icons to 64x64 the next time I open the folder.

What's really annoying is that it's completely random what icons it resizes. There will be days where a certain icon is 64x64 and then suddenly it scales back up to 256x256.

How can I lock my icons to a certain size and not have Windows decide to mess with them? I've tried rebooting, reassigning new icons, changing a shortcut's name (this will sometimes take care of the problem until I reboot), saving my Windows theme, and doing disk cleanup and deleting thumbnails. I would think this would be pretty stuff for the OS to handle correctly.

Here's a screenshot so you can see what I'm talking about:
http://imageupload.org/?d=A4CA98E11 Guaranteed the icons will be sized differently next time I access that folder.

Cheers!


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