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    Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    The folder icon for all but one of my Webs has a small globe in the center of the folder. I have right clicked on the folder, selected properties and the Customize tab. Then clicked on the Change Icon button in the folder icons section. I can not find an icon similar to the other Web folder icons.

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    If you check the properties of a folder with the correct icon and click on "Change icon", does it display the path to the file holding the icon you want to use?

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Yes, I checked that and it points to %SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll. This file has many icons to choose from, but none are the folder with the globe similar to other Web folders..

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Have you right-clicked on any of the folders with the icon you prefer and seen where that takes you ??
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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Yes, I did just that - see above.

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Not the one you want to change, the one whose icon you prefer.
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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    Yes, that is exactly what I did. I looked at the Properties and the icon for another Web folder. I did not find the proper icon there. The list of icons is the same.

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    A folder without a globe is usually an indication that, for some reason, the web site wasn't saved properly. In Windows Explorer, navigate to your My Web Sites folder, right click on the folder in question (the one without the globe) and select "Copy". Then paste this folder back into the "My Web Sites" folder. It will be pasted back in as "Copy of XXX". This just ensures that you will be working on a copy of that folder for the following procedure.

    Next, open FrontPage. If you have had any site open previously, FP will probably open that site. If it does, File>CloseSite. When you have a completely empty FP window, File>OpenSite. In the window that pops up, do NOT select any site. Instead, on the toolbar, click on the "Up One Level" icon (folder icon with the green Up arrow). The next window will show "My Web Sites" in the "Look in" area. Do NOT select any site. Instead, click on the "Open" button. In the folder list, you will now see all of the folders that are currently contained in the "My Web Sites" folder. Right Click on the folder that you copied and pasted (Copy of xxx), and select "Convert to Web". You will be prompted with a warning message. Select Yes to convert the folder.

    Close FP, open FP, and File>OpenSite and select "Copy of xxx" (the folder will now have the globe on it). Test everything thoroughly, and if everything works as it should, you can delete this web and then follow the same procedure on your original.

    There are icons that you can use that approximate the folder with the globe (C;WindowsSystem32msieftp.dll), but as I metioned earlier, a folder without a globe is usually indicative of a problem. Probably better to correct the problem. HTH.
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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    John,
    I tried this and the folder icon changed changed in FrontPage but not in Window Explorer. I restarted to see if that made a difference - no joy, very strange.
    Thanks for your very detailed instructions

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    Re: Folder icons (Windows XP Professional SP2)

    That's strange Jim. I experimented with this yesterday before posting, and this method changed the folder icon in both FP and Explorer. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> I don't know what else to suggest.
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