Shortcuts on desktop: X instead of arrow

  1. Posts : 1,679

    Shortcuts on desktop: X instead of arrow

    Recently I started seeing a change in my desktop shortcuts.
    There should be an arrow in the lower-right corner of each shortcut icon.
    But lately I'm seeing an X appear there. That's the left-hand image seen here ...
    Shortcuts on desktop: X instead of arrow-x.jpg
    When I refresh the desktop (right-click > Refresh) the normal arrow re-appears. That's the right-hand image, above.

    This "X" thing affects all shortcuts on the desktop.
    It appears intermittently.
    It disappears after a refresh.
    It reappears randomly.

    Whuzzup with that?
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  2. Posts : 1,862
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1

    This issue goes back a while -

    First thing I would try is running Brink's Rebuild Icon Cache script.

    Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10
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