I recently installed Debut Video Capture (from NCH software) and now some of the application icons in explorer are corrupted, just showing a generic "folder" icon. So far I've found this has affected:
.bmp .doc .jpg .png
but there may be others. Not all file type extensions are affected, for example .txt correctly shows a Notepad icon and .mp4 shows the VLC icon.
The shortcuts themselves work fine, with the correct "Open" and "Edit" functionality. I've tried the following:
* edited registry to manually remove the NCH software additions to known file types * changed file type association to different application then back again * rebuilt icons in TweakUI * killed and restarted Explorer from Task Manager * rebooted entire PC
None of these actions has helped. The shortcuts work fine (ie. when clicking.doc, Microsoft Word runs correctly)...but still continue to display the wrong icon. Anybody know how to force Windows to update or re-cache these?
* UPDATE *
After digging in the registry, the icon being displayed in Explorer (for a .png file) is as follows:
ie. the index icon in shell32.dll (see next image). Changing the application loading a PNG does not update this.