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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1903 – May 2019 Update Bug: Windows 10 1903 shows suddenly generic USB media icons

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    • #2003274 Reply

      gborn
      AskWoody_MVP

      FYI: There are reports that Windows 10 1903 shows suddenly generic USB media icons. I’ve investigated it a bit and can confirm it – it’s a bug. A description may be found at Windows 10 V1903 shows suddenly generic USB drive icons. Just in case someone stumbled uppon this behavior.

      I’ve escalated it in this MS answers forum thread to Microsoft’s forum moderators and asked to forward it to the developers.

      Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

      https://www.borncity.com/win/

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    • #2003299 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Let’s see if they acknowledge it. MS seems to be having a hard time acknowledging bugs these days…

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    • #2003336 Reply

      gborn
      AskWoody_MVP

      Currently I receive feedback from my German blog readers reporting the issue also for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and for older Windows 10 builds. It seems, that the icon is destroyed by an online service for updating device icons and apps – but I wasn’t able, to fix it on my test machines.

      Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

      https://www.borncity.com/win/

    • #2003368 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve submitted a Feedback Hub item for this, just in case that does any good (unlikely).

      Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (Group ASAP)

    • #2003389 Reply

      BobbyB
      AskWoody Lounger

      Ohh you mean like this????
      USB-anomoly-Win-10-1903-11-11-19
      On Win 10 1903×64 18362.418 went like this nearly a week ago, last week updated to 18362.418 and still no change.
      In this case I use a modified or old (Win8.1) imageres.dll (in WINSXS and Win32 folders) as I particularly loathe those flat “Washed out” looking Default items that come with Win 10. Used the imagres.dll for quite a few years now, and just figured it was a “Feature” but I guess now its a Bug??

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      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      This is what I have on 1809 Pro with Oct. updates :
      Drive E is a USB-stick, Drive G is an external USB HD.

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    • #2003473 Reply

      anonymous

      replying to gborn:
      I too am seeing generic icons on all three of my Windows 7 x64 sp1 machines since the most recent cumulative update (two are Win7 Home and one is Win7 Pro); and my Windows 10 version 1903 laptop also shows generic icons along with metadata staging errors in the event viewer. The generic icons are all for external usb mass storage, such as usb thumb drives. But curiously, the icon on my HP-Envy model 700-214 desktop pc has also changed from the icon for a desktop pc to a new icon for a notebook computer, which looks like a laptop in the icon. These are all on the Devices and Printers page from the Control Panel. The HP-Envy has a DVD combo drive and is definitely not a notebook pc.

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