Windows 8.1 Desktop Icon Help

#1
All my icons on the desktop has a (document icon?) on top of them. I've tried to delete the IconCache.db and rebooted to no avail. Any suggestions? Here is a snapshot. SnapShot.jpg
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
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#2
is this system just been up-graded to 8.1 from 8 or recovered from a backup image of some sort?
 


#3
Hello, thanks for the reply. It was updated a week ago to 8.1 and everything was working fine. The pc was shut down the night before and when I started it yesterday morning, the problem occurred.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
If you're talking about the white boxes on the icons, then it's possible you have a theme pack installed.
  • Right click on the desktop and select personalize
  • Try changing the theme to the default or just a different one and see if the icons adjust.
  • If you don't want the icons to change, from this same screen, click "Change Desktop Icons"
  • Uncheck "Allow themes to change desktop icons"
 


#5
If you're talking about the white boxes on the icons, then it's possible you have a theme pack installed.
  • Right click on the desktop and select personalize
  • Try changing the theme to the default or just a different one and see if the icons adjust.
  • If you don't want the icons to change, from this same screen, click "Change Desktop Icons"
  • Uncheck "Allow themes to change
 


#6
Thanks, but that did not work. It changes my desktop theme (background picture) but icons stay the same.
 


helpifIcan

Extraordinary Member
#7
It appears that something has caused the normal shortcut arrows to change to the document overlay.

see if this helps.

 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#8
Right click on the google chrome icon and go to properties > customize and click "Change Icon..." and post a screen shot

or if it's just a shortcut click on shortcut tab and "Change Icon..."
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#9
Have you tried just deleting the shortcuts and recreating them?
 


#10
Bingo! helpifIcan, you fixed it! Thank you so much and thanks to all for your help! Love you all. Lol.
 


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