shell icon cache in xp

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im trying to delete the icon cache in xp.... cant find any info on how to do it in xp... is it called something else.. thanks for any help...
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To delete it yourself, look for a file called ShellIconCache (hidden file) in your windows directory. Rename it if you want to be safe and then refresh or reboot. Windows will rebuild the icon cache and the pesky arrows should be gone.
 
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In XP it is this file IconCache.db

Here's the path:
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ USERNAME\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\IconCache.db

To clear the cache sometimes all you have to do is resize the icons. Go to display properties>Appearance>Advanced

In the drop down menu, choose icon. Change the size and apply. The icons will change. The cache has been cleared. Change the size of the icons back to however they were originally.
 
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