I need help with my desktop icons

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almost all my desktop and file explorer icons are black and have graphical issues.Help!.PNG

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Since when this problem started?
Did you download or install any program before this problem started?
I have not done any downloads, but i have done a windows feature update.
best response confirmed by anden0804 (Copper Contributor)



Try deleting "thumbnails". It's the last item, my OS is displayed in Portuguese, where you read "Miniaturas" in your OS should be "Thumbnails". Check this item and delete and restart your PC. The thumbnails will be recreated after that.





Although it didn't work, it still gave 2gb of extra storage.
Have you tried updating your graphic card driver?
Are you facing the same issue in the Safe Mode?

At this point wondering if it is a virus.
wondering if this is a virus
not gpu drivers
and safe mode does not help
I don't think it is a virus issue, however you may try run a full system scan with:
Try open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue.
I have already reported it, and nothing has changed.
There are many feedbacks in the Feedback Hub and it might take time but thank you for submitting feedback. Have you tried scanning with the tools which I shared earlier?
i have and my pc is clean.

Try open start and search for cmd or Command prompt and right click on it and run as administrator and then type the following command:


sfc /scannow


Press enter and let it runs and see what is the result.

@Reza_Ameri     some corrupt files.

no change.
Have you tried restarting your PC after the repair?
Try run the following commands too:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Thanks everybody for the help!!! My icons are back to normal!!!!!
Glad it works.
Would you mind to share how the problem have been fixed?
from the last 2 messages for the command prompt.

sfc /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
using administrative

I had 7 corrupt system files.