Refreshing the Windows icon cache

I just updated to the latest and greatest version of Visual Studio Code, but alas my taskbar was still showing the old icon:

Windows 10 taskbar with the old Visual Studio Code icon showing after installing the version with the new icon

From this GitHub comment, here's a quick way to force the shell to refresh its icon cache, [Win]-[R] > ie4uinit.exe -show and there it is:

Windows 10 taskbar with the new Visual Studio Code icon showing after running the command to trigger an icon cache refresh

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I've been interested in computing since the day my Dad purchased his first business PC (an Amstrad PC 1640 for anyone interested) which introduced me to MS-DOS batch programming and BASIC.

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