How to Restore Default Icons on Windows 10 or Windows 11


In windows 10 if you want to restore your default icons on your computer then you can easily do that by following these simple methods by simply navigating to the user profile, so, lets see them in detail below.

Restore Default icons on Windows 11

To restore default icons on windows 11 computer you need to delete iconCache folder in c drive users app data, local folder. 

Step 1: Open up search menu -> type in Run command.

Step 2:  In run command type in -> %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local and press ok or hit enter.

Step 3: click on top view button -> select show hidden items.

Step 4: Now, locate iconCache folder and delta icon cache folder.

That’s it. Once you delete icon folder, you need to restart your computer inroder to make changes reflected and your windows 11 computer will restore its default icons on windows 11 computer.

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Step 1: Open this pc and open c drive ->Users 

Step 2: Now, open your username folder -> Now click on view and select show hidden icons and folders (hidden items).

Step 3: Open AppData folder -> Open Local folder.

Step 4: Now in here you need to locate iconCache folder and delete icon cache file.

Now, you need to restart your computer 

Bring  Back Shortcut Desktop icons Settings

Step 1: Right click on desktop and select personalization.

Step 2: Click on themes on side menu -> Click on Desktop icon settings.

Step 3: Now, in here you need to select shortcut icons -> mycomputer, recycle bin, user files, control panel, network, 

Step 4: Click on Apply and ok.

That’s it, this is how you bring back desktop icons on your windows 11 computer.

Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga is Senior Content Writer and Author and Also a Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web for More than 5 Years and She writes about technology related subject troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues. She has a Degree of Bachelor of Technology (Btech) from Kakatiya University and (Master of Technology) Mtech at Kakatiya University and JNTU university and is a real time Technology expert. She is a Real time Tech Expert and enthusiastic and has an Expertize in this technology area and writes specially on troubleshooting guides, solutions and tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related information.

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