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Windows 7: All Icons without any images, only text !!


04 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 
[Solved] All Icons without any images, only text !!

With seven 32-bit Windows ...
-Explorer can not find the icons and start very slowly.
-Start Menu is inaccessible
- Desktop icons are in place but without images.

Iconcache.db deleted
It does not rebuild.
Finally, I created iconcache.db. It remains empty.

If I copy explorer.exe in explorer2.exe, explorer2.exe quickly launched and displays all icons.

Already done:
- I tried several tools to regenerate Iconcache.db unsuccessfully until now.
- Sfc /scannow
- chkdsk /f /r


In the photo on my desk the following can be seen:

- The icons on the desktop without images, text only.
- Explorer.exe without icons (window center)
- Explorer2.exe (identical copy of explorer.exe) with icons (right window)

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04 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Mircow. try a repair install: Repair Install - created by Brink

Remember to read everything and make sure you follow it exactly. Make sure your setup is able to do it before you begin.
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04 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mircow View Post
With seven 32-bit Windows ...
-Explorer can not find the icons and start very slowly.
-Start Menu is inaccessible
- Desktop icons are in place but without images.

Iconcache.db deleted
It does not rebuild.
Finally, I created iconcache.db. It remains empty.

If I copy explorer.exe in explorer2.exe, explorer2.exe quickly launched and displays all icons.

Already done:
- I tried several tools to regenerate Iconcache.db unsuccessfully until now.
- Sfc /scannow
- chkdsk /f /r


In the photo on my desk the following can be seen:
- The icons on the desktop without images, text only.
- Explorer.exe without icons (window center)
- Explorer2.exe (identical copy of explorer.exe) with icons (right window)

Have you installed any 3rd party software for modifying icons, such as "microangelo"? If so, try uninstalling the software as a solution.

If not, I would suggest running MBAM (MalwareBytesAntiMalware). You can download it from the following site;
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
(be sure to select the "free" edition)

HTH
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04 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

PB completely solved!
Thank you for your prompt and judicious aid.

The repair solution on-site update I liked as a last resort,
but I finally got to solve everything, ie:
-images of icons missing on desktop
-images of icons missing in exploring
-Blue screen crash when right click on a partition.
-slow explorer.exe

Solution that worked with me:
I went in -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ Shell Icons
A sub-type REG_SZ key 29 was empty.
I gave the value C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,29

Well, that's all!
Glad to get out of the PB properly.
And thanks again for your help​​.
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