|Repair the Icon Cache (All Windows)|
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Use this setting if Windows is displaying incorrect or corrupted icons for your programs and shortcuts.
Windows maintains a cached copy of all the icons on the system to avoid having to reload the icons every time they are displayed. If this icon cache becomes corrupt then the wrong icons may be shown.
To clear the icons cache make sure you can view hidden files and then open your Windows directory in Explorer and delete the file called "ShellIconCache".
When you restart Windows the icon cache file will be automatically recreated.
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: August 23, 2002