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Icon Resolution


My icons have turned into black icons and my shortcut screen items are like a page with an icon in the middle...but they are all the same.

When I click on the icon eg. My Documents...all of the icons on the My Documents page are black. How do I fix this?


This question was answered on February 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The reason that the icons are displayed incorrectly may be related to the use of TweakUI in conjunction with Internet Explorer 4.0 This occurs because of corruption in the Icon Cache file

To ensure that the icons are displayed correctly, complete the following steps

Uninstall TweakUI from the system (if installed)

Open Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel, then click the Display icon

Select the Appearance tab

Select the icon in the Item Box

Increase the icon unit by 1

Select Apply

Decrease the icon unit by 1

Select OK

Delete the file %systemroot%\ShellIconCache Note: This file has a hidden attribute

Log off and log back on to see the correct icons.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 9, 2004