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my firefox shortcut icons have gone blank, but still work, how can I restore the icon - I am using windows 10

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For some reason my firefox desk top shortcut icons went blank, and don't work properly now - they open a page of text. I am using windows 10. Any ideas why this is please?

For some reason my firefox desk top shortcut icons went blank, and don't work properly now - they open a page of text. I am using windows 10. Any ideas why this is please?
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cor-el
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You can check for issues with the Windows icon cache.

Try to rebuild the icon cache (IconCache.db).

  1. Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC)
  2. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
  3. Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button.
  4. Type or Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local or %LocalAppData% in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).
  5. Select the IconCache.db file and use "Delete" in the right-click context menu to delete the file.
  6. After the IconCache.db file has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

Note that IconCache.db is a hidden file, so make sure you can see hidden files.

You can check for issues with the Windows icon cache. Try to rebuild the icon cache (IconCache.db). # Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC) # In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process. # Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button. # Type or Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local or %LocalAppData% in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder). # Select the IconCache.db file and use "Delete" in the right-click context menu to delete the file. # After the IconCache.db file has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back. Note that IconCache.db is a hidden file, so make sure you can see hidden files.
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