First of all this is the problem: Screenshot by Lightshot
I have tried:
- Rebuilding the Icon Cache
- Restoring the registry file extension keys for some file extensions
- Uninstalling all unneeded programs
- Checked for viruses
- Restarted my computer
I am mostly having the issue with the icons in FTP or SFTP clients but it also happens in the normal file explorer sometimes. The weird thing is, is that it is not always the same type of icon. Sometimes half of the icons for folders or files appear as recycling bins. Other times it appears as the broken icon. I almost reinstalled windows yesterday because of how annoyed I was.