If Windows 10 Explorer does not display the right icon for drives but a generic one


Sometimes changing system settings or using programs that change them without your consent may leave you with this problem in Windows Explorer. Instead of showing the normal system icons for your drives, Explorer uses a generic icon, such as a file, as if your drives were documents!

To solve this problem you can rebuild the iconcache of Windows and restart your PC.

Close all open programs and open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), select the Windows Explorer and right click on it to “End process”. In the Command Prompt window write or paste this command: del iconcache*

Restart your PC and see if now Explorer displays the right icons for your drives. If your problem is not solved, or if you don’t feel confident enough to use the Command Prompt, you can download Drive Icon Changer to let it assign the default or any icon you like to your drives.

Enjoy!

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