How do I restore my Windows 7 icons to their defaults?

Anonymous September 12, 2014
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I have Window 7 and just realized my photos that are in the library have all been turned into icon’s of printers, eBay, etc…

How do I restore them to photos and not icons of symbols?

  1. Hovsep A
    September 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

    TOOLS -Folder Options-View, and then tick "Always show icons, never thumbnails> Apply > O.K.

    then clean cache of thumbnails:
    IconCache.db file is located at:
    C:UsersUsernameAppDataLocalIconCache.db
    to rebuild the Icon cache, Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Go to C:UsersUsernameAppDataLocal folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot.
    you can also use Disk Cleanup
    http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-the-Thumbnail-Cache-in-Windows
    1.Open Disk Cleanup
    2.In the files to delete, check the Thumbnails box, and click on OK.
    3.Click on the Delete Files button.

    then go back
    TOOLS -Folder Options-View, and then un-tick "Always show icons, never thumbnails> Apply > O.K.