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My Desktop Icons are Constantly Refreshing

By: Arie Slob

If your having problems with Desktop icons (or the icons in Control Panel) constantly refreshing themselves, you need to increase the cache size for your icons:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \explorer
  3. Right-click an empty space in the right pane
  4. Select New > String Value
  5. Name the new value Max Cached Icons
  6. Double-click on the Max Cached Icons string and enter a value of 2000 (The Max Cached Icons value data range is between 100 and 2000. The default value is 500)
  7. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows