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Windows 7: Icons not displayed correctly

18 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Icons not displayed correctly

Hello folks.

My desktop icons displays like attached file

I have already tried rebuilding icon cache but it didn't solve the issue.
Tried system restore as well but no respite.

What else could I do ?

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Icons not displayed correctly-icons.jpg 
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18 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you use the Seven Forums Tutorial to rebuild the icon cache? If not, please take a look through it here:
Icon Cache - Rebuild

You could thy the 'automatic' method.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Zander, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is your shortcut arrow overlay icon on your shortcuts that got messed up somehow. You should be able to use the free program in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to restore the default arrow overlay icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
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18 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks a lot Brink ... that solved my issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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