Old 2nd February 2002, 20:02   #1
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no icons for mp3s?

after installing realone media player, my mp3s, mpgs, and playlists have lost their icons and show the "no icon" or whatever it is icon. they are still associated as winamp mp3s, and still open in winamp when i double click them, but they have no icon. i asked real one tech supposrt, and they couldnt help me and told me to ask someone from winamp, so here i am. i already tried reassociating my mp3s with winamp and reinstalling winamp/uninstalling realone.
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Old 2nd February 2002, 20:26   #2
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That's right! You won't get any support from RealNetworks . . . like their players, all you'll get is trouble.

Windows Folder Options -> File Types
Scroll down for MP3 File,
or anything remotely resembling MPEG Audio, etc.
Select & click "Remove"
Confirm delete.

Winamp -> Prefs -> Filetypes
Select extensions & icon here.

Further info/help:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=51026
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Old 3rd February 2002, 00:04   #3
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i chose mp3, mpg, m3u and i deleted them. then i went into winamp file types, clicked on "select all" and moved the icon bar up and down, and still nothing. then i deleted winamp and reinstalled it, but it still didnt work. when i check the prroperties of the file, it says that its a winamp file, and it shows a mini icon in the properties window, but no big icon on the deskto or in folders.
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Old 3rd February 2002, 00:49   #4
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Well for starters, Winamp doesn't natively support .mpg files (mpeg video), not without installing a 3rd-party video input plugin anyway.
But, of course, it supports MP3 and M3U . . . so the above method should've worked. Not to worry, there's still a few more things we can try.

First of all, I could do with knowing your Windows OS.
I've a feeling it isn't Win9x, so I'll assume it's one of WinME/2k/XP.

btw, did you check out that link I provided above?

Anyway, try this:

Temporarily re-associate the extensions with Windows Media Player.
With Winamp fully closed, goto:
WMP -> Tools -> Options -> Formats tab.
Checkmark: MP3 Format Sound (mp3, m3u)
Whilst you're at it, you might as well also checkmark: Movie File (MPEG)

Okay everything and close WMP.

Has this made any difference to the icons?
(apart from the fact that WMP is temporarily the default player)

Now, reopen Winamp, and reassociate the extensions.
Also, try picking a different icon this time.

If this fixes everything, then yay! Otherwise, there's a good chance that this is more of a Windows/Display-related problem, in which case you'll probably have to try one of the following:

1) Delete the "ShellIconCache" file in the C:\Windows dir, and reboot.
The file will be recreated on Windows bootup. (maybe it's corrupt?)

btw, ShellIconCache has no extension, and it's also a "hidden" file.
So, in order to see it, you'll need to checkmark "Show All Files and Folders" under "Hidden Files" section of Windows Folder Options -> View tab.

Or try:

2) TweakUI -> Repair tab -> Rebuild Icons


btw, What's your video/graphics card?
Make sure you have the correct & latest drivers.

Good luck . . . and I hope this helps.

Down with RealOne
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Old 3rd February 2002, 08:22   #5
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well, i have windows millenium edition, and my sound cards or video cards are whatever came with my computer. before i try deleting the shelliconcache, can u tell me what that will do? and what would running tweakui do to my computer? im only asking because i wanna have an idea of what im doing. thanks for all the help.
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Old 3rd February 2002, 12:21   #6
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Deleting ShellIconCache will fix it if it's corrupt, by automatically creating a new one next time you reboot. Back it up first if you're worried.

TweakUI is a Micro$oft product.
The Rebuild Icons tool deletes ShellIconCache, and recreates it, without you having to do it manually yourself.


btw, to find out what your videocard is:
System Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Display Adapter
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Old 3rd February 2002, 14:36   #7
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Oops, here something relevant I didn't think of posting before.

Separately associating with Winamp and using WMP Icons:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=53432
(The concept of just separately associating formats to WinAMP being the point here)
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Old 3rd February 2002, 16:26   #8
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...and here's my version

How to assign different icons to associated file types:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=62382
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Old 4th February 2002, 00:20   #9
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my graphics card is "intel (r) 82810E Graphics Controller"


i followed that link to tweakui, and it game me a self extracting archive which expanded into a help file, tweak.inf, tweakui.cnt, and tweakui.cpl. what do i do with these files? i also deleted the shelliconcache and rebooted, but there was no icon change.
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Old 4th February 2002, 00:23   #10
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on closer inspection, it seems that my shelliconcache file has disappeared altogether. windows didnt create a new one on startup?
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Old 4th February 2002, 05:19   #11
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Oh heck!

Okay, let's try the tweakUI fix.

Yes, it's a self-extracting EXE.
Basically, you extract the files to a TEMP Dir somewhere, then rt click tweakui.inf and select "install". This will put tweakui.cpl into your system dir, and you will now be able to go to your Windows Control Panel to open TweakUI. Then follow the directions I gave above to rebuild icons.
tweakui.hlp & tweakui.cnt should now be in your Windows\Help dir.
You can safely delete the Temp folder once tweakui is installed.

TweakUI's Rebuild Icons should fix the problem.

If for some weird reason it fails, another fix is the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer:
new string: Max Cached Icons = 2048

More info:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=23891
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=54150

If you aren't comfortable with using Regedit then I've attached a zip file.
Download it and unzip the MaxCachedIcons.reg file to a temp dir.
Rt click it and select "merge"

You'll need to reboot for changes to take effect.
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