Missing Windows Explorer Icons

I no longer have my Windows Explorer icons
Icons Missing
Frank FreeseAsked:
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

Run sfc /scannow, SFC (system file check) will check for modified / deleted system files and will replace core windows files.

If this does nor replace it, please follow the procedure below.

Click the Start button, type folder options and click the "Folder Options" link that appears.

 When the "Folder Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "View" tab.

 Underneath "Advanced Settings", check "Always Show Menus".

 Click "OK" to close the dialog box.
See if this helps:

Click "Start", and then "Run" and type in "Regedit" without the quotes.

Navigate to this location in your registry:


On the right pane, double-click "(default)" and set the value to "curfile".

Now go to this location:


On the right-pane, double-click "(default)" and type" "%1" without quotes.

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It sounds like this has started only recently.  If so run a System Restore to a time before the problem started.

If no help see post #27 (and #28)  here

Or possibly Rebuild Icon Cache
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
One of the first two worked - after I restarted the workstation so I'll divide the point 50/50
Thanks folks
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