Icon graphics missing?

EDIT: Ok, weirdest thing ever but suddenly there is no problem... This was like this all day until now.

Check out the picture of my desktop:


Basically most of the icon graphics for my computer disappeared and were replaced with the standard windows icon cover... (some still remain)

It's mostly annoying because I keep files on my desktop that I use frequently (pdfs that I'm reading, sound files I'm listening to, notepads, etc) and now it's a lot more difficult to find what I'm looking for because I have to look for it by name instead of shape.

The smaller icons (such as what you see in Start>allprograms> ) are in tact and if I open up explorer and look for files in small version they seem to be unphased but dunno what the deal is.

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Try this in cmd prompt (should work under each individual, don't think you need Elevated Priv.)

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a

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