Today I tried installing a Virtual XP and Windows 7 PC on my computer using Oracle VirtualBox. I downloaded ISOs for Windows XP and Windows 7, and tried setting up Windows XP. Some files apparently were corrupted so I decided to restart my PC.
(In hindsight, I should have scanned the files for viruses, I deleted them from my computer since I thought that they were useless and I needed to get other versions)
The same goes for the taskbar and inside folders.
I can't see any of the icons or images, just the file names.
The first thing I tried to do was to reboot it in Safe Mode, but it didn't work. I tried rebuilding the icon cache, but it didn't work either.
My friend suggested enabling and disabling tablet mode.
He also suggested unplugging both my monitors and my Cintiq (which is a drawing tablet), no luck there either.
I scanned my computer with Malware Bytes but no threats were found on my computer.
I also tried doing the "SFC /scannow" comamnd in the command prompt, but it said that it found nothing wrong.
The two other questions asked on this website that I could find weren't much help for me either, one of them was a duplicate and the other suggested that I disable tablet mode, which really didn't help for me.
To anyone who can help me with this problem, thank you in advance.
IconCache.db is nowhere to be found in my Local folder in Appdata. I tried to recreate it, delete it, then restart my PC. Nothing changed. I also went to 'C:\Users[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer' and deleted all the iconcache and thumbcache files then restarted my PC. That didn't solve the problem. I also forgot to mention that I use Windows 10.
EDIT 2 I tried using System Restore to reset my PC to a point before I installed my Virtual Machine, which was about a week ago. Sadly, that didn't help. I think there may be a problem within my files.