how do i change the icons? it used to show the yellow block icons now they are all the sme red solidworks icon?
Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing? In the upper right corner of the dialog box, click on 'Use advanced editor' to upload files.
I am referring to the red icons on the left hand side? they used to be yellow blocks for parts and yellow blocks with green for assemblies etc. Not sure what I did but they changed? I realize that they still say what type of file it is but I liked the other better for quickly scanning through to fid what I was looking for?
I'm sorry, I don't think I've ever seen that. I'm wondering, though, if it has something to do with a setting in Windows Explorer (yes, I know I'm looking at SolidWorks Explorer).
Have you recently upgraded SW to a newer version?
Has Windows updated itself recently?
Run the SolidWorks Rx > Diagnostics tool to check for problems.
I am having this same problem. I recently got a new computer at work. Did anyone find a solution for it?
There are some keys in the Windows Registry that controls the look of icons. If you delete these keys and then do a repair of the SW installation, the yellow and green icons will come back. Please ask your VAR to ask Solidworks about these keys, this might not be a supported solution...
Tried that. Also uninstalled and reinstalled several times. I am going to wait a couple weeks when we upgrade to 2015. Hopefully that will fix it. Its really annoying not having thumbnails views. i get teh different icons for the different file types, but no thumbnails. Yes i have the thumbnail option selected in windows.
i literally have 3 different display states and have no idea why...
the model preview icon in windows explorer is controlled by a switch in options.
Try to Restore file Associations
Retrieving data ...