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Windows 7: black desktop icons - rebuilding icon cache doesn't help permanently


24 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
black desktop icons - rebuilding icon cache doesn't help permanently

It worked-but only till next reboot ! Desktop icons are gone but still can open
app.Recreating from exe file fails.

I tryed safe mode boot than normal-icons get restored,but after reboot same old story.

Please help me find a permanent solution.

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24 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kolagen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of these icons to see if anything may standout as a cause?
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24 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink
Thank you for quick response.Here is my desktop,hope it will help.

black desktop icons - rebuilding icon cache doesn't help permanently-bez-naslova.jpg


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24 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Kolagen,

I don't see anything wrong with the icons. When you say gone, do you mean that the icons are no longer there, or that they are incorrect?

Could you post a screenshot of them when they are incorrect/gone to compare them to see what may be wrong?
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24 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sorry for misunderstending.

Well icons are now OK but after reboot they are gone.Have a look.

black desktop icons - rebuilding icon cache doesn't help permanently-bez-naslova2.jpg


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24 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kolagen View Post
Sorry for misunderstending.

Well icons are now OK but after reboot they are gone.Have a look.

Attachment 189813

No problem Kolagen,

Do the icons reappear if you refresh (F5) the desktop?

If not, then you might see if running a sfc /scannow command to see if may be able to find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible.

If the icons are still doing this afterwards, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully fix this.
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24 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you for your help Brink.I did everything you said except refesh(f5).

Wil try next time and let you know.Happy hollydays.
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25 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello Brink

So far nothing seems to work as permanent solution.One more thing,when i change
folder options to ¨show hidden folders¨and hit ¨OK¨icons are visible for a fraction
of the second.

Constant rebooting are nerve wrecking.
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25 Dec 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it turns out to be a refreshing issue, then you might see uninstall and reinstalling your video drivers may help, or installing the latest version.
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25 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It seems that my video drivers are up to date so reinstalling looks like only option for
now.

Thanx again for your advise and time.

I just noticed that after rebuilding of Icon Cashe there is no IconCashe.db in hidden folder.
It's really puzzling me.
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