the shortcut to google

The shortcut to google has changed in appearance.  It now looks like a windows miniature control panel.  It used to be the google icon.  What might have caused this to change and how can I restore the original google icon.  All other icons on the desktop of my pc are normal.
thanks,
capreol
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aadihCommented:
If it happened recently (within a day or two) you can do a system restore to fix this problem.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
look in your favorites and delete the one on your desktop and use send to desktp (right click on the google shortcut
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MereteCommented:
Hi capreol
Sometimes our icon cache goes funny, I had this problem yesterday with VLC media player the icon went to a windows no association icon so I just deleted my icon cache in AppData  and this fixed it, I didn't even reboot.
My system windows 7
Here's the reg fix I ran
OPTION ONE
Automatically Rebuild the Icon Cache
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat
download
Source
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html
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capreolAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for your help.  Much appreciated.
capreol
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MereteCommented:
You're Welcome :)
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