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Windows 7: Icons Black

16 Jan 2010   #1
macka7887

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.


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16 Jan 2010   #2
derekimo

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Have a look at this tutorial, that might help you out,
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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16 Jan 2010   #3
macka7887

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.
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16 Jan 2010   #4
derekimo

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Did you restart after trying that?
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16 Jan 2010   #5
macka7887

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.
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16 Jan 2010   #6
derekimo

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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.
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16 Jan 2010   #7
macka7887

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.
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16 Jan 2010   #8
macka7887

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
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