Remove all cached images for icons related to your profile

DEL /F /S /Q /A %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_*.db
Run inside Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as admin. Note that you must close explorer.exe first, and even so some files will not be deleted, will say "Access is denied." To definitely delete them enter with another admin user or from other operating system and access the drive.
Sample Output
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_1280.db
C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_16.db
Access is denied.
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_1920.db
C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_256.db
Access is denied.
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_2560.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_32.db
C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_48.db
Access is denied.
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_768.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_96.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_custom_stream.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_exif.db
C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_idx.db
Access is denied.
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_sr.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_wide.db
Deleted file - C:\Users\commandlinefu\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_wide_alternate.db

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By: bugmenot
2020-03-27 16:53:23

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