Appearance of text files on Windows home screen changed

Leah Casavant 0 Reputation points

My text files (Notepad) on my desktop used to look like the first image, but now it looks like the second image. I didn't restart my computer or update or anything, in fact I'm pretty sure it changed appearance while I was using it, so I'm not sure why it changed. Is there a way to revert their appearance back to default and not showing all the contents? This only happens to previously created text documents; ones that I made just now are in their default appearance.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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  1. S.Sengupta 13,126 Reputation points MVP

    Clear the icons cache, follow these instructions:

    1. Open Windows Explorer
    2. From the View tab, select Hidden items
    3. Then select Show selected items
    4. Go to C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer, User is the username of your account profile
    5. Select all files that begin with iconcache
    6. Right­-click on these files
    7. Click Delete.To delete these files faster, press the <kbd>Shift</kbd> + <kbd>Delete</kbd> keys.
    8. Empty the Recycle Bin
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