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Windows 7: Icon Problem


02 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 
Icon Problem

Hello everyone,

i've just installed windows 7 starter 2 days ago..after the first update all the icons (or almost everyone) got blank symbol. i know it is a common problem but i've tried with different solutions without success. I tried deleting the IconCache.db file and installing IconCache Rebuilder. Any advice?

Here some printscreen:










Thank You

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02 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bulldozer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Seems like a issue with your shortcut arrow overlay icon. First, see if downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may help.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
If not, then using the program in OPTION ONE to change the shortcut arrow back to the default arrow should.
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 

Thank you..i've followed the instructions on the first link and the shortcut arrows on the desktop are back...unfortunately the icons start menu are still blank (second screenshot)...

There is the same problem also on the normal folder:


how can i fix it? thank you for your support and patience..
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02 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Do the icons look like that in the start menu ? In the past I`ve used Vista Visual Master to get rid of the shortcut arrow. Now I never have icons on the desktop, they use memory. You could try copying and pasting and icon from the start menu and see if it displays properly.

I also dug this up.

Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select “run as administrator”


Code:
type:- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f press enter( Your desktop icons will disappear )Now type each line and press enter after each line. Note the spaces.CD %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Localattrib -h IconCache.dbdel IconCache.dbNow type exit and press enterReboot to take effect
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02 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Bulldozer,

It's appears that it has also affected your Folder icon association. See if downloading and merging the Folder option in the same tutorial below may help.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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02 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do the icons look like that in the start menu ? In the past I`ve used Vista Visual Master to get rid of the shortcut arrow. Now I never have icons on the desktop, they use memory. You could try copying and pasting and icon from the start menu and see if it displays properly.

now i can see the shortcut arrow..the problem is the start menu icons and the folder icons...if i copy an icon from the start menu to desktop doesnt displays properly
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02 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Keep trying Brinks suggestions, he has helped me out in the past with a similar issue.
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02 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Bulldozer,
It's appears that it has also affected your Folder icon association. See if downloading and merging the Folder option in the same tutorial below may help.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
I've followed the instructions, but the folder icon is still blank..i report below my actions so you can check if there is something wrong:
  • Downloaded the file by the link "folder - Folder protocol associations''.
  • Right Click on the file: Default_Folder.reg
  • Merge
  • Run, Ok, Ok.
  • Log Off, Log On (i also tried to restart)
Thank You

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Keep trying Brinks suggestions, he has helped me out in the past with a similar issue.
Sure..Thank You anyway

Edit: I'm sorry..i just want add an information, maybe is useful...the folder icon is blank only when i set the icon size on small (Like Shows as Details or List)
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02 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok Bulldozer,

Next on the list is to see if running a sfc /scannow command may help in case there's something wrong with the system file that holds the folder icon.
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02 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ok Bulldozer,

Next on the list is to see if running a sfc /scannow command may help in case there's something wrong with the system file that holds the folder icon.
I had run the command sfc /scannow..everything seems all right..100% verify completed without result..
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