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Why can't I change the icon being displayed for a desktop shortcut?

Why can't I change the icon being displayed for a desktop shortcut?

I wanted to change the icon showing for a shortcut on the desktop, which points to a .Net utility I created for myself. I rebuilt the exe after changing the icon used within the project.

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Guest [Entry]

"Windows explorer keeps a cache of icons. You can try deleting the following file:
Vista/7: C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
XP: C:\Documents and Settings<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\IconCache.db
Note: The ""AppData"" folder is hidden folder, so you have to choose ""Show hidden folder..."""