If your system facing this issue, that is, some icons on My Computer, Windows Explorer, Desktop and Quick Launch bar are randomly changed to other icons, Take a jump to the KB 2396571 article and run the Fix it to fix the problem.
If that doesn’t work, you can also fix this problem manually. For that follow these steps:
- Close all open windows if a Close Open Programs Interaction dialog box is displayed.
- Verify the Max Cached Icons registry value that locates in the following registry subkey equals to 2000: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
- Delete IconCache.db that locates in the following path:
Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
Windows Vista or Windows 7: %userprofile%\AppData\Local [via]