Microsoft is providing users with a fix designed to help them deal with problems related to icons changing randomly on their computer.
According to the Redmond company, this issue can affect Windows 7, but also older releases of Windows, such as Windows Vista and Windows XP.
The software giant explained that the problem is caused by incorrect updates of the icon cache.
“Some icons in the following locations are randomly changed to other icons on a computer that is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7: My Computer, Windows Explorer, Desktop and Quick Launch bar,” Microsoft noted.
Microsoft has provided an automated Fix IT solution for the issue described above. Users that are affected by this particular problem need to navigate to KB 2396571
and run the Fix It, in order to have icons no longer being altered randomly.
Do-it-your-selvers can of course implement the fix manually. And the Redmond company has made sure to provide the necessary steps for users to do so.