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Corrupt Desktop Icons

rmrivera67
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I have a desktop that is showing every icon as the same, I attempted to delete the ShellIconCache file in order to resolve and also amend the Desktop Properties > Appearance information by selecting "Icon" item and resetting by bumping up 1 pixel and then down 1 pixel. This still did not resolve client's issue. Will I need to amend the registry in order to fix this or is there anything else aside from TweakUI that I can use or do to repair?
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sounds like spyware could be to blame... try scanning with somethingn like spybot and see if that helps, if not i would try a repair

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sorry, forgot to mention that I'd already done a repair as well as prior spyscan which removed a large number of obects.

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seems like the spyware has taken its tole... try the sfc /scannow in cmd and see if that will fix it, what that does is a system file check to see if the system files are correct/corrupt... but if its that bad it might be easier to just reloading windows instead of chasing a ghost around
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Why are you looking for a solution other than TweakUI?  I think that will solve your problem, using TweakUI there is an option to "Rebuild Icons" which will sort you right out!

Mark

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Actually, I went ahead and used TweakUI after all and it did work.
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Excellent, I always have sucess using TweakUI.  
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I did suggest TweakUI which the author then confirmed to have worked...

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You suggestion was made after i had already determined to use it. Therefore, I had resolved this issue myself, thus my decision to pull the question.
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