...can be a little flaky sometimes...Sometimes, pressing the F5 key will refresh the page and make things right...Other times, if the problem remains...restart the computer into "Safe Mode", then restart back into "normal" Windows..The icon cache should be corrected.
On Windows XP, in extreme cases, you may simply have too many icons and you need to change the registry to allow for the increased numbers. Follow the instructions at the link below to download and install a .reg file to fix the problem:
On Windows 98, if the problem remains, search for a file named: "shelliconcache" (without the quotes and with no file extension), then delete it..(It's a "hidden" file so you'll need to make sure that your "Showing all Files" in Windows Explorer. When you restart the computer, the icons should be correct.
Hope this helps.
I have 2 PCs -- one runs 98SE, the other XP Home. Both seem to exhibit the below mentioned issue:
I have noticed that sometimes when I startup, or even just wake up from suspend that my desktop shortcut and/or quick launch icons will vary in appearance.
For example, sometimes Yahoo's shortcut shows up as the big red Y icon and sometimes it just shows up as MS IE's "generic" blue/white e icon. The same for Google. Sometimes I see the big blue/white G, and other times just IE's little proliferous e.
I rather prefer the proprietary icons as they are more colorful and easier to help tell one shortcut or quick launch button from another. I get sick of MS tooting it's own horn with all the little e icons all over the place.
What causes this and can it be tamed???