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The Icons all changed to yellow folder icons, not sure what caused this. Any clues would be appreciated.

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Tough to say why, but to fix it, I'd start by rebuilding the icon cache, as described in this article:

  1. Open Windows Explorer, and configure your Folder Options > Views to show Hidden / System Files
  2. Go to C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local folder
  3. Delete the hidden IconCache.db file
  4. Reboot
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+1 was going to say the same thing. – William Hilsum Jan 23 '10 at 17:08

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