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How do I fix my Windows Store app icons on Windows 10 when doing a search? Example:

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However, in the app list it displays fine:

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As you can see, it displays the image icon instead. I have followed instructions on resetting the icon cache but that hasn't helped.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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In my case it was settings being synced between machines via my Microsoft account.

I tried all sorts of fixes, including repairing Windows Store Apps, SFC, clearing icon and thumbnail cache files, etc. I tried switching the System > Advanced System Settings > Performance > Settings > Show thumbnails instead of icons. I tried Explorer > File > Change folder and search options > View > Always show icons, never thumbnails. I tried disabling the syncing of Other Windows settings under Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings.

The only way I was able to fix the issue was:

  1. Turn of settings syncing with your Microsoft account on all Windows installs. (Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings)
  2. Go to https://onedrive.live.com/win8personalsettingsprivacy and click the Remove button to delete the cloud copy of all settings
  3. Convert your Window account to a local user account, thereby unlinking it from your Microsoft account (Settings > Accounts click the Sign in with a local account instead link)
  4. Create a new Windows account on the machine, first as a local-only account so you can pick your username (Settings > Accounts > Family & other people then Add someone else to this PC).
  5. Log into the new account and go to Settings > Accounts to link it up to your Microsoft account
  6. Move settings and files from your old local account to the new account
  7. Remove your old local account
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