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Deleting the IconCache.db file solved the issue: Open Windows Explorer, and configure your Folder Options > Views to show Hidden / System Files Go to C:\Users\< User >\AppData\Local folder Delete the hidden IconCache.db file Reboot


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As we have tried in the comments above setting just about every registry entry that is known to affect icon preview, all without success, the only solutions left are the ones relating to the integrity of Windows itself : Repair Install to fix Windows components without harming installed applications Reinstalling Windows and then installing the applications ...


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The problem may be related to icon-cache; rebuilding may help. I've found some good links for icon-cache-rebuilding solutions: Here are the steps to do it manually Close and save anything that you are working on. This command will kill explorer and restart the computer when completed Open a command prompt In the command prompt, Copy and paste each command ...


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This is usual, and it's because the Icon with the frame around it doesn't have a 256x256 RGB layer that's used in Vista+ for icons larger than "Medium". Here's an example... Two icons, one with frame (right), one without (left): Layers in icon with frame (Orange one): Layers in icon without frame (Red one):


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I was able to remove the blue & yellow UAC shield icon from in front of one of my desktop icons by right clicking on the icon, scrolling down, selecting properties, selecting shortcut, then change icon, then you should see your original icon in that window, double click the icon and hit OK. Now it should return back to the original Desktop icon without ...


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for me the pin and unpin function of the taskbar did the trick



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