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Desktop icons change appearance

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    Desktop icons change appearance

    After I reboot or open a program or browser the desktop icons change appearance. Some times after a reboot they have black squares in front of them that go away after opening a program. Any way to correct this?

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Your icon cache DB is probably corrupted, there is a thread in Win 7 forum that show you how to rebuild it:

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

    It'll work the same for Windows 8
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    Got the problem solved. I tried the program classic shell. After uninstalling it the icons are normal.
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