Desktop Icons acting weird :( RRS feed

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  • Desktop icons are showing up as different programs? Hard to explain but heres a picture on what it looks like prntscr com 1xxhy1 this is what it did look like.. prntscr com 1xx0od (add the dot and slash)  Really hope someone knows how to help (:
    Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:44 PM


  • Hi,

    Regarding you issue, it may be caused by corrupt icon cache. So I suggest you rebuild icon cache to fix this weird icon.

    Rebuilding the Icon Cache Database

    1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
    2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.
    3. In the Process tab, right click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
    4. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
    5. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
    6. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command: CD /d %userprofile\AppData\Local                                                                          DEL IconCache.db /a
    7. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
    8. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.


    • Edited by 暁北 Friday, October 18, 2013 6:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, October 28, 2013 3:46 PM
    Friday, October 18, 2013 6:30 AM