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    Lounger
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    Desktop Icons changing

    When I add a shortcut to my desktop (right click-create shortcut) from any website, it will appear on my desktop as expected with the logo of the site, all well and good. However an hour or sometimes a day later the icon and several others also will change to an icon of an Earth globe with a curved arrow at the lower left corner. Some of the icons never change. As I have many shortcuts on my desktop having them all look the same is not much help. Any ideas on why these icon are changing? Very frustrating.

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    davidhk
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    Please use this tutorial :

    How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-rebuild.html

    Try Option One first. It's easiest.

    *** Remember to restart computer after you have run the tutorial ***

    Adding : you might want to leave the .bat file on your desktop. You probably will need to use it again sometimes later.
    I have it on my Win 10 desktop and I have used it several times for the same problem you described.
    Yes, it also works on Windows 10.
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-07-17 at 17:41.

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    Tried option one, worked like a charm, all of the icons returned to there original state. Thank You very much for the info. I did indeed leave the file shortcut on my desktop as you suggested. Not sure why this is happening but I will try to read more about the issue. Again....Thank You!

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    davidhk
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    You are welcome.

    As to why it happens, most of the time it is icon cache corruption.
    The tutorial is to rebuild the cache.

    Yes, you can google more about that.
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-07-18 at 19:37.

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