Changing shortcut Icon - .ico file in network share folder does not work when applied to shortcut

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Hi, can anyone confirm that in windows 11 changing a shortcut icon using an icon file (.ico) located in a network shared folder it does not work. Result is a blank white icon.

When changing icon, it shows up fine, but after ok result it blank:


If I change the ico-file location from network folder to local, it works normally. In windows 10 it works fine both ways.

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Can confirm this is also happening to me. It show the preview just fine and it shows that it is being applied, but the desktop shows a white icon unless I place the icon files locally.