If the symbols / icons are displayed incorrectly in Windows Explorer!
It is not uncommon for the symbols or icons to be displayed incorrectly in File Explorer in Windows 10, 8.1, ... and Server 2019, 2016, ...!
1.) Clear the icons / symbol cache under Windows !!
Please start the MS Explorer Windows logo + E
or use the command: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
for example: keyboard shortcut Windows + R and enter the command in the Windows Run dialog.
And delete the symbols cache!
A check for faulty system files
is useful if the problem with the faulty symbols in Windows 10 File Explorer
repeats itself and there are system crashes
when starting the file explorer.
| (Image-1) If the symbols / icons are displayed incorrectly in Windows Explorer!
2.) Problems when deleting the icons / symbol cache in Windows!
If you have problems deleting the protected files, you can use the freeware ThisIsMyFile
Put the files in the program and click on restart and delete!
Please always use ? ... the latest version of ThisIsMyFile
| (Image-2) Thumbnail cache in Windows 10!
The temporary storage of the symbols, also known as icons under Windows, is very advantageous, but when saving, the icons can be misinterpreted. Once incorrectly saved and the incorrect symbols appear again and again in the file explorer and other alternative file managers
, deleting them is an advantage because they are read again after deletion, incorrect interpretation of the symbols is not uncommon; as well as the position of the desktop icons
Updated on: 21 June 2020 03:08
Keywords: 2016, 2019, explorer, symbols, icons, displayed, incorrectly, windows, uncommon, file, server, delete
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