[BUG] Certain folder icons are not displayed correctly in Windows 11

Lore97 51 Reputation points

Hi all,

I would like to share an issue related to the icons of certain folders in Windows 11.

The folders I refer to are:

  • Contacts
  • Saved Games
  • Favorites
  • Searches
  • Links
  • User Folder

I looked at the imageres.dll file (imageres.dll.mun) and I found that the developers put the icons in the 256x256 version but not in the others!
In practice the icons of those folders are displayed correctly only when Windows is set to show large icons otherwise it displays the simple folder icon.
Here you can see a picture of this:


On the right of the image, I have inserted the Fonts folder icon. It is represented correctly in all resolutions and is how the others should look as well.

It is very strange that the engineers have not yet discovered this bug since no one sees the specific icons of these folders in Windows 11 unless he has set large icons.
Hope they read this post and fix it soon.

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  1. Dillon Silzer 54,831 Reputation points

    Hi @Lore97

    Great find!

    I think it is important that you get this feedback to the Windows 11 team. You can report this to them using the Feedback Hub. Please go to your start menu and launch it and send your report.



    If this is helpful please accept answer.

  2. Limitless Technology 44,011 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out.
    I understand that you're having issues with the folders mentioned above. Just to confirm, when did the issue start to happen? Have you made any changes prior to this issue?

    In the meantime, I would recommend trying to create a new test user on the device and see if the same issue persists there or not.

    1. Create a Local account using NETPLWIZ
    2. Press Win+R Keys to open Run dialog box.
    3. Type netplwiz and press enter.
    4. Click Add button.
    5. Click Sign in without a Microsoft Account. For Windows 10 Home, if you do not see that option, disconnect from the Internet.
    6. Click Local account if prompted.
    7. Type the username you want, and the password. You must also specify a hint. Click Next.
    8. Click Finish.
    9. Log off and log in to the new account.

    If the issue persists there, it is possibly a bug on Windows 11. But if not, then the issue is within your old user profile. To solve that, I would recommend making the test user as admin then transfer your files there.


    If the answer is helpful kindly click Accept as Answer and upvote it.

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