Restoring Normal Windows 8 Icons????

By on February 14, 2014 6:56:49 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

mlegacy

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Ok so i used the icons but i dont really like it so i uninstalled the program, thinking it would remove and restore the normal icons but it didnt how can i restore the original icons windows 8 came with, without doing a clean boot hopefully.

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February 14, 2014 7:26:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm going to assume you are talking about Icon Packager. If you can't do it from win8 control panel I would install the program again. You will see on top that says Icons & Cursors, click on that. Than click on Restore Default Icon. Will give you the option to restore Windows icons. 

You can also just click on Look & Feel. At the bottom will be the icon packages included. Scroll to the left it will say Windos default icons. Apply those.

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February 14, 2014 8:32:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is this the same issue that has been present in IP for YEARS?

If so, even if you re-install, restore defaults then uninstall it might do the same thing again.

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February 14, 2014 10:42:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Phoon,
even if you re-install, restore defaults then uninstall it might do the same thing again.

Most likely will. Especially if you set any live folders.

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February 15, 2014 7:16:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

First, re-install Icon Packager. 

Open IP Config and select Windows Default Icons and apply.

Click on the Settings Tab at the top of Config.

At the bottom left are three buttons. Click on all three a few times, tap your heels together 3 times and say "I want my Icons, I want my icons, I want my icons"  

Log off and back on, or restart explorer.

Check to see if the icons are all back. If not, repeat the reapplying Default and all the button clicking and such, but you can skip the heel tapping.

Once you are entirely certain all is ok, uninstall IP.

If you have some blank looking icons left over, don't panic, there's a fix for that too. 

Let us know how it goes.

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February 15, 2014 7:19:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Phoon,
Is this the same issue that has been present in IP for YEARS?

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February 15, 2014 9:02:20 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

kinda worked but not fully some folders still show the other ip theme....

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February 15, 2014 9:12:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Keep trying. From experience, it will take several attempts to get them all back. You might try a restart also after each try.

 Yeah, I know, total PITA.  

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February 15, 2014 8:22:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Dont suppose theres anywhere to get the original icons?

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