Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Icons Black

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Signature Edition Build 7600.
 
 
Icons Black

Ohai,

A lot of my icons on my desktop and within folders no longer show the original icon, but instead show a black square.

Here is a screenshot of what the icon's look like on my desktop.



It is a bit annoying. The 3 blank folder's shown there are all 3 of my hard drives.

Anyone know a fix for this?

Mackenzie.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial, that might help you out,
Icon Cache - Rebuild
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Signature Edition Build 7600.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Have a look at this tutorial, that might help you out,
Icon Cache - Rebuild
No,
Rebuilding the icon's did not work.
Thank you for trying but

Mackenzie.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Did you restart after trying that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Signature Edition Build 7600.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Did you restart after trying that?
Yes, I tried the CMD way, then logged off. That did not work.

So then I tried deleting the file then restarting but that did not work either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That's all I can think of, you can keep checking back and see if someone else has another idea. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Google wasn't much help either, good luck with that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Signature Edition Build 7600.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That's all I can think of, you can keep checking back and see if someone else has another idea. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Google wasn't much help either, good luck with that.
Yep, Bing didn't help me.

Thanks for trying. I will keep looking out here but might get to the official Windows Forums. Might have a solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Signature Edition Build 7600.
 
 

Hello,

I have found the fix to this problem so I will post it here in case anyone else runs into it.

All I had to do was use this tutorial from the forum. I restored the icon, then logged off and back on and my icons were fixed.

Mackenzie
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Icons Black





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Icons Black
Thread Forum
black boxes instead of desktop icons General Discussion
Solved Black squares on desktop instead of icons General Discussion
Black desktop icons problem General Discussion
Black boxes over Desktop icons.... General Discussion
Solved shortcut icons are shown as black square in properties Customization
Solved I want to make my taskbar icons black and white Customization
black squares, no icons BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33