Occasionally the files listed in explorer after a search do not match the icons assigned to the file type in Folder Options. I don't know what exactly to call this behavior, so searches for info haven't been successful.
I have the default icons assigned to word, pdf and notepad file types in Folder Options, yet as you can see by attached jpg, the word docs and pdf doc listed display other icons [the icons assigned to My Network Places on the Desktop and notepad via Folder Options]. On another search the word docs displayed the icon assigned to spywareblaster on the desktop. [I've changed my Desktop icons for My Network Places and spywareblaster using Properties to .ico files in a folder in My Pictures. ]
Any ideas as to what causes this?