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Windows 7: Icons gone, I can still access them.

27 Aug 2012   #1
lobselvith

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Icons gone, I can still access them.

They're gone, but the strangest thing is, if I click where I know an icon is, I can open what was there.
Hiding and then showing the icons using "View" didn't help.
How do I get my icons back?


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27 Aug 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

Please upload a screenshot of what your icons currently look like.
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Start of with an SFC scannow and reboot when & if it finds problems.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also follow steps on this tutorial to see if you get your icons back.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

Post back.
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27 Aug 2012   #3
lobselvith

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

The icon cache rebuild fixed the problem. Thank you very much.
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27 Aug 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Glad.

Thanks for posting back.
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