JSI Tip 4051. Icons randomly change to different icons?

Randomly, some icons in My Computer, Windows Explorer, in your Quick Launch toolbar, or on your desktop, change?

To work around this behavior:

1. Open a CMD prompt and type: attrib -h "%windir%\shelliconcache"

2. Use Windows Explorer to delete the ShellIconCache file in your %Windir% folder.

3. Use Regedt32 to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.

4. On the Edit menu, Add Value name Max Cached Icons as a String (REG_SZ) data type.

5. Set the string to a number between 100 and 2000. I prefer 2000. The default is 500.

6. Restart your computer.


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