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I few weeks ago I had installed windows 8.1 on mu ASUS system and recently I discovered that the my system icons have been changed to these. can any one of please tell me how to fix it.

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Windows 8.1 can alter fonts (to icons also), based on your input language settings.

So first, check input language and make sure it's default.

Then, open a command prompt. Enter the command shell:fonts to open the Windows-Fonts folder.

Click the Text "Font settings". Click the button "Restore default font settings" This also removes all manual changes that you've made to your display settings.

Then, delete C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\IconCache.db. That is the icon cache.

To delete it, open a command prompt, end 'explorer' process, delete the file. The process will reload automatically. If it does not, just type 'explorer' into the command prompt and it will load it back.

  • Overmind, thanks for the reply but it didn't work. – ΛBHINΛV Mar 5 '15 at 10:00

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