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: Missing Iconcache.db, white icons?

01 Oct 2011   #1
ProNoob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Missing Iconcache.db, white icons?

hey seven forums, for a few weeks now my icons have been looking like a white paper. some of my icons and shortcuts have their icons still but not most my icons . This has been happening for a while now. I
I scoured through the internet looking for a fix, and most involved the iconcache.db in
%userprofile%\AppData\Local . But Its not there?!?!?! (I have "Show all hidden files" enabled. I tried rebuilding but still no success. Where is it? Why is it not where it's supposed to be? Is it being deleted for some reason? why can't i rebuild it?
Anyone know a solution?

Much Appreciated!
NVM FOUND A FIX
Go to 'Start' open run command, type in Regedit.
In the new window of Registry Editor go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex and delete the subkey/folder 'IconHandler'

Problem solved, have a nice day!





Attached Thumbnails
-desktop-image.jpg  
Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Oct 2011   #2
Jazzgirl

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for letting us know the solution!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, this must be the shortest thread ever!

Pleased to hear you resoved your problem. Thanks for letting us know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Jun 2012   #4
cale

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I am having this problem and this did not work for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #5
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Instead of Doing this Type Cmd in start Menu Right Click Run As ADMIN and copy and paste the following

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
shutdown /r /f /t 00

Save and Close all Open Work Before Doing this if Computer does not restart after pasting Just Press you Will restart once restarted all icons should be normal

Hope it Helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2012   #6
talbs

win 7 home premium
 
 

nothing here has worked for me
any other ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2012   #7
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by talbs View Post
nothing here has worked for me
any other ideas?
have you tried my solution i already mentioned?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2012   #8
talbs

win 7 home premium
 
 

yes I have tried everything mentioned in this thread.After trying your solution a couple icons did change,but not to what they were,just to another generic icon.Ive read a few forums and tried a few things but nothing has worked.I am not very computer literate so i may be doing something wrong,but i follow all steps exactly as shown
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2012   #9
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Try the sfc scannow command type cmd right click command promt open it as admin and type sfc /scannow then press enter if files are corrupt may have to run it 3 or more times for more info about sfc scannow check here
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #10
FallbrookForest

Win7x64Ultimate
 
 

Missing Icons - Rebuilding iconcache.db and other "fixes" Don't Work

Win7 & Windows/Installer Directory Contents

Contrary to common posts on many sites, do NOT delete, move to a sub-DIR within the C:\Windows\Installer directory, ANY sub-DIR or individual files from the root of the Installer DIR. At first you won't see any changes, but over time the icons in your Taskbar, Start Menu, and Programs & Features will turn generic. This anomaly is NOT limited to only Microsoft installed Apps, also affecting many non-MS Apps.
I did this and it drove me nuts searching for the Root Cause, which I finally found and state here.

For those obsessive-compulsive perfectionists like me, LET IT GO! Hard drive's are one hell of a lot larger and WAY cheaper than when I began my career decades ago. It is not worth it to spend time on constantly being a "neat, organized" IT freak. Trust me. I've been doing this for so long that I have forgotten MUCH more than many of you will ever learn! .,.. Just Kidding! :-)

Good Luck!
FallbrookForest
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Missing Iconcache.db, white icons?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows and Icons white/blank
I know I am not alone with this problem, but haven't been able to find a solution online - last encountered it some months back, but today it is back again. Folders 'show' as white squares (invisible) and many files lose their default icons and go blank as well. It's not just the icon picture - a...
General Discussion
Infamous IconCache.db issue/Blank Office 2010 Icons
Ironically, I just found the solution that fixed my problem! I will share it, so anyone else having this problem can resolve it just as easily. Start Menu > Type "winword /r" into the Search Bar > Press Enter, and allow the installation wizard to complete. Done! Problem solved! I have scoured...
Microsoft Office
problem with icons on taskbar (wrong icons or missing icons)
Hi all (I'm italian, excuse me for my bad english). I have a pc with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I have a problem with some icons on taskbar: sometimes some applications are displaying the wrong icons, sometimes, as you can see (screenshot), I don't see some icons: sometimes a few are missing...
Performance & Maintenance
How do I get rid of these white box in desktop icons?
When I turned my laptop on there were these icons in the bottom left. Does anyone know how to fix it? Here's an image of the problem:- imgur: the simple image sharer http://i.imgur.com/2i2r6.jpg
General Discussion
Missing Iconcache.db
Some of my folders are very slow opening. I thought I would rebuild my Icon cache, but when I look, there is no Iconcache.db file in: %userprofile%\AppData\Local I have all the appropriate settings selected or unchecked to show all hidden files: Where is it? Why is it not where...
General Discussion
Blank\White Icons
After using Ultimate Windows Tweaker to remove the shortcut arrow I have been getting a problem where I open a folder and it doesn't show any icons, either their the blank paper icon or just no icon. This happens with all sorts of files from folders, videos, pictures and custom icons. Sometimes I...
Software


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 22:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App