How to restore file icons when they have gone generic in Mac OS Catalina ?
Rebuild the LaunchServices Cache using this terminal command (Tested and works on macOS Catalina 10.15.2):
sudo /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
DropBox Note: If you have Dropbox running, you may have to: 1) restart the mac. 2) Pause Syncing and wait for a minute or two. 3) Resume syncing. This should force DropBox to rescan the shares and re-attribute the files and folders.
I use an application called LiteIcon to change and/or restore icons.