my desktop icons do not work after I was on the internet, they work well before you go on the internet

When I turn on the computer everything works fine, but after that I was online the desktop icons do not work and if I right click on the desktop nothing happens. The icons in the taskbar are not affected and work well.

Hi, Philippe.

This problem may occur by corrupt icon cache. To solve the problem, please rebuild the icon cache.

1. click the button Start , then click computer .

2. in the toolbar, click organize , and then choose folder and Search Options .

3. click on the tab display , check to select the Show hidden files and folders option and click OK .

4. then enter the following directory:

%UserProfile%\AppData\Local

5 find the IconCache.db file and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

6. close the window and restart the computer.

http://social.technet.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itproui/thread/bea47202-d869-4155-8c8f-2a5b8bd7be1d

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