Customized icon does not accompany a folder when I copy it to another location.


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It used to be in Windows 7, in Windows 8, and in the early days of Windows 10 that when I copied a folder to another location, the customized icon that was attached to that folder followed the folder to the new location. Now, in Windows 10 when I copy a folder to a new location, the folder no longer has the icon associated with it. That means that I have to go through the process of reinstalling it. When there are many folders involved, that is especially inconvenient and time comsuming. Is there a setting somewhere in the bowels of Windows that controls this function? Or is this yet another example of Microsoft making life just a little more difficult and annoying for its customers. By the way, this function is still working on my Windows 7 computer. When I copy a folder there, the customized icon accompanies it. But on my "improved" Windows 10 computers, it does not.
 

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Hi Tadeusz,

Welcome to the Forum.

The issue you are describing has been discussed in depth previously.

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/problem-copying-customized-folders.10378/


This is a known issue that Microsoft are aware of, and presumably one day will fix.

Essentially, when you copy a folder over the attributes are lost.

One user got around this by creating a batch file to make the folder a System owned one. Details about that are in the thread link above.
 
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Thanks but that discussion was 1 year ago. If Microsoft was aware of it, I suppose they would have fixed it a long time ago. There must therefore be a fix that can be downloaded, or alternatively, a way to revert to the early Windows 10 that worked well. Has anyone heard of a solution?
 

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