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By patrick.melick ·
I accidentally installed the 95 version of Powertoys onto an NT4.0 workstation.
(Because I’m an idiot)
Now all the shortcuts have a random overlay each time the machine is booted.
I get the Word icon, Excel and everything in shell32.dll, everything except the little arrow.
I have since installed the correct version of Powertoys and can use TweakUI to rebuild the icons. It removes the overlay, but I have to do this each time the machine boots. The icon overlay function on the explorer tab on Tweak doesn’t do anything.
Does anybody have any ideas or should I just bite the bullet and reinstall NT.

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by TheChas In reply to Shortcut Debacle

I believe that all you need to do, is delete the icon cache file.

Not sure of the exact name or location on an NT box.

Chas

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by patrick.melick In reply to Shortcut Debacle

I deleted shelliconcache in my systemroot and then rebooted in VGA mode.
This fixed the problem.
Rebooting in standard mode everything was back to normal.

Thanks!

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