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Windows 7: Missing Desktop Icons

30 Nov 2009   #1
Billy

 
Missing Desktop Icons

Wasn't this way when I turned my computer off earlier. Anyone know why this might happen?




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30 Nov 2009   #2
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi irbeel

Although i can't tell you why this may have happened, i can suggest 2 possible solutions
Have you read these posts?
Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums (written for Vista but the same method applies for W7)
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30 Nov 2009   #3
Billy

 

Cool thanks I tried a search but I didn't find those posts
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30 Nov 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Another alterbnative............

The resolution? Rebuilding the Windows 7 Icon Cache.
Follow these directions:
1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe
3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process
4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
Example:
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CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT
8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
Your icons should be as good as new!
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30 Nov 2009   #5
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Another alterbnative............

The resolution? Rebuilding the Windows 7 Icon Cache.
Follow these directions:
1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe
3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process
4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
Example:
Click this bar to view the full image.

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT
8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
Your icons should be as good as new!
Missing Desktop Icons
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30 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Same thing ha,

I didn't check you link.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
Sasman32

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Desktop icons missing

Hi I tried the fix below (deleting the icon cache but it didnt work) do you have any ideas? It might be because I removed some sony vaio applications as they were using too much memory , I tried the system restore but that didnt work either

Frustrated of Melton Mowbray


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Hi irbeel

Although i can't tell you why this may have happened, i can suggest 2 possible solutions
Have you read these posts?
Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums (written for Vista but the same method applies for W7)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2010   #8
Sympatico

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sasman32 View Post
Hi I tried the fix below (deleting the icon cache but it didnt work) do you have any ideas? It might be because I removed some sony vaio applications as they were using too much memory , I tried the system restore but that didnt work either

Frustrated of Melton Mowbray
Hi Sasman
It will also depend on your choice of icon view.
As a matter of course, whenever I change icons I delete the icon cache (as you have) and I also run the Disk Cleanup facility (R-click drive icon, select Properties), making sure that the thumbnails option is ticked for cleaning and then re-boot. Usually does the trick.

Sated of (for now) Alexandria
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04 Aug 2010   #9
Sasman32

Windows 7
 
 
Missing Desktop Icons

Hi I have tried the fix listed below and It did not work?

Any suggestions?
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13 Aug 2010   #10
Sasman32

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Desktop icons missing

I am still missing my desktop icons in Windows 7, I tried rebooting the icon cache adn using disk clean up but it didnt work, Does anyone have any ideas
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