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Windows 7: How to reset icons?

30 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7

At first I followed ratePV's instructions and it didn't help. But then I tried this:
Icon Cache - Rebuild
and it worked!
My guess it that Windows 7 detects the deletion of the icon cache and rebuilds it immediately, so you must stop explorer.exe before you do it.

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