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    Corrupted short-cut and folder icons

    I have upgraded from Win 95 to Win 98. Everything went fine. I then went into internet and started to download some files. THEN, the computer crashed. I re-booted and found that in place of my windows icons I had black squares, and also for my folder icons. I can still launch progs etc, but do not much like looking at screen chess like board view. Does anyone know what's happened? Even when I attempt to change the icon from the properties screen, the icon is selects but does not change the on-screen black square. A corrupted file or is it more sinister? Help.

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    Re: Corrupted short-cut and folder icons

    In cases like this I find that deleting the ShellIconCache (in the Windows Directory) followed by a re-boot sometimes works.

    Rgds

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    Re: Corrupted short-cut and folder icons

    MerC, you are a star. It worked! I owe you a beer. Is there a general rule for deleting this file? Thanks.

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