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kevinpo
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DWG icons in explorer missing

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09-29-2010 05:55 AM

With 2011 I have noticed my DWG icons in explorer are displaying the generic icon and not the new DWG icon.

 

I have gone through the Folder options and File Types tab to try to reassign it but no luck.

Any ideas?

 

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rsytsma
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Registered: ‎10-06-2010
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Re: DWG icons in explorer missing

10-06-2010 09:52 AM in reply to: kevinpo

I am having a similar problem: the thumbnail preview in Windows 7 (64bit) is not working. I have checked the settings in explorer and in AutoCAD. Files that were created in AutoCAD 2010 are displaying a thumbnail preview, but if opened and edited, the thumbnail goes away and the default icon displays. Is there a setting in either Windows explorer or in AutoCAD that I am missing?

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kevinpo
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Re: DWG icons in explorer missing

11-24-2010 05:58 AM in reply to: kevinpo

OK Seriously. No one has a solution for this? Is there a registry setting or something that controls the display of the icon? It's still just showing the standard undefined icon in XP.  I change it through folder options but it does not display in the folder.

 

Help. Anyone.

 

Thanks,

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nestly
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Re: DWG icons in explorer missing

11-24-2010 07:59 AM in reply to: kevinpo

You may need to close and re-open Explorer (or F5) to refresh the icons

 

http://screencast.com/t/pAcnw9C2

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kevinpo
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Re: DWG icons in explorer missing

11-24-2010 08:08 AM in reply to: kevinpo

Thank you for your response. I have tried that and it just still will not change the icon no matter what.

 

This could have something to do with running different versions of Autocad. If I launch 2006 it restores the older 2006 icon but if I launch 2011 it removes the icons.  See attached.  I rarely have to go back to 2006. Just for support issues since I'm a cad manager.

 

Thank you

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sharpl
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Re: DWG icons in explorer missing

10-10-2012 03:47 PM in reply to: kevinpo

It gets even worse: I tried to replace the shortcut icon with dwg. icon I have saved, it automatically turns into red and white image. I think we need to delete the red and white from some system folder and resave the dwg in there. Any thoughts? I am working on it, I use Autocad 11 on Win 7 and will let you know.

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