Sometimes desktop icons that you have designated, especially internet
shortcut icons, will revert to the generic IE icon. Refreshing the icon cache
will often restore your designated icons. If this fails to restore your
icons, use the Change Icon instructions to reset your icon. Once you have the
desired icon in place, you can set the icon to be retained so that it no
longer reverts to the generic icon. Please click on the link below for the
tutorial on this:
The previous method for refreshing the icon cache is helpful if the
iconcache.db file is not corrupt. If it is corrupt, delete the Icon Cache
File in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\iconcache.db. This method may be
more helpful if you have black patches over your icons or other icon
The Icon Cache File will be rebuilt and the icons should again be back to
what they are supposed to be.
> my second hard drive gave up the ghost today. When I disconnected it and
> rebooted, all the icons on my desktop were covered up by one of the
> 'non-specific' icons though I could see the correct program icons underneath.
> How can I correct this?