1.    23 May 2017 #1
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    Desktop Shortcut Icons Are Black


    All of my desktop shortcut icons have turned black.

    I first deleted my Explorer thumbnail cache and then my icon cache. I did not get the icons back to normal until after I deleted the icon cache.

    But after I shut down and restarted the black icons were back. I went through this twice and both time they came back after I shut down and turned the laptop back on.

    How do I get rid of these black icons permanently?
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  2.    24 May 2017 #2
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    Does anybody have any ideas?
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  3.    24 May 2017 #3
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  4.    24 May 2017 #4
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    Thanks, but same results. That gets the icons back, but when I shut down and turn the laptop back on the black icons are back.
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  5.    24 May 2017 #5
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    10 days ago I ran the .bat file to remove arrows from the icons. Everything was fine until last night. I have no idea why, but the black icons appeared.

    No amount of deleting the thumbnail and icon caches would permanently fix it. The black icons always came back once I completely shut down and then started the laptop again.

    To fix this I had to download the .bat file that restored arrows to icons. Black icons gone even after completely shutting down and then starting the laptop.

    Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    I then downloaded and ran the .bat file to remove the arrows again. After shutting down and restarting the black icons and arrows are still gone.
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  6.    24 May 2017 #6
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    what about to restore your system?
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  7.    24 May 2017 #7
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    Since system restore uses way to many resources I have it disabled. I always keep an updated image of my hard drives for times like this. If I had not been able to fix this by the weekend I would have just loaded the latest backed up image from this Sunday.
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  8.    24 May 2017 #8
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    If you don't have much things installed, that's the best idea.
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