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

Anonymous September 12, 2014

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:
    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
    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.