Windows 7 URL Shortcut Icon Problem

Wed, Jun 13 2012 1:02
Hunter27
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I'm working on something cool (I'll share later if I get it sorted), but have run into a bit of a snag. I have hundreds of shortcuts all with custom thumbnails that work perfectly fine. Normal shortcuts - change icon, never any problem. Folders - change icon, also never any problem.

So here's the thing.. When you right click an open space you can choose New > Shortcut. Then you enter the shortcut location, name it and poof, a new shortcut. The difference is by using the right click method the shortcut you create is a .url file rather than a .lnk (like a normal shortcut). Okay fine no big deal, the .url shortcut works exactly as intended.

However, my issue comes when I add custom icons to the .url shortcuts. After changing a dozen or so inside a folder I realized that some of the icons had shrunk, while others had not. Icons that appeared large originally shrank to a much smaller size centered amongst the larger icons. I'd say maybe one in eight did this for no apparent reason.

I have tried everything I can think of, including deleting my usernames thumb cache. All it did was generate a new batch of malfunctioning thumbs. Some of the ones that were not working suddenly were, and others were not. It is, in fact, completely random.

Is anyone aware of a bug and/or fix to this .url thumbnail problem? Any help or info would be greatly appreciated!
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Thu, Jul 5 2012 4:41
drumasteruk
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Hi Hunter....as you know I dislike windows...but, just a thought...have you checked the cache size ? Drum
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Sat, Jul 7 2012 8:12
frijol
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no is a cache size, two days ago a lot of links is impossible to veiw, no works
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Thu, Jul 12 2012 23:50
Hunter27
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[quote user="drumasteruk"]Hi Hunter....as you know I dislike windows...but, just a thought...have you checked the cache size ? Drum[/quote]

Apparently that isn't how it works. I'm installing ubuntu linux on second drive right now as I type but given that I've used it before, I don't imagine I'll make it my primary OS (we'll see). Anyhow, No luck sorting this out so far, and I have tried EVERYTHING.

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Thu, Jul 12 2012 23:57
Hunter27
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This is what is happening with custom thumbs, only on shortcuts made via the create new shortcut option. The properties show "internet" however I'm putting the url as a windows search text. It works great, but as you can see for some reason SOME of the icons wont scale larger than medium.



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Sat, Jul 14 2012 6:07
drumasteruk
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Sorry Hunter....no bright ideas at mo. drum
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