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Windows Explorer related Icons Changed

Strange case today where a user complained about various icons. Indeed, the icons for various folders like "Documents", "Recycle Bin" and "Computer" had changed to an icon that appears on unknown files. After a google search I came across an article that stated that this might be due to a problem with the icon cache. In order to recreate the cache and increase it's size consider the following changes. First of all navigate to the following registry key  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer and create a new String Value named  MaxCachedIcons with a value of 2048 . After that, delete the file named  IconCache.db  located under  %userprofile%\AppData\Local  folder. Log the user off and then on and the problem should disappear.