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Windows 7: How do I get rid of these white box in desktop icons?


22 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
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



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22 Sep 2012   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I would try this sevenforums tutorial first.> Icon Cache - Rebuild

Follow Option One.

As Brink explains it resets and rebuilds the cache.
It is easiest to try first.

Let us know if it works.

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22 Sep 2012   #3

7 x64
 
 

They don't look to be Shortcuts as there is no Arrow. But then they may be shortcuts and the Arrow icon overlay has gone missing.
Are all the Shortcuts on your desktop like those 3 you posted a picture of?
If they are shortcuts just delete them then replace them from the start menu, All Programs area.
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22 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I would try this sevenforums tutorial first.> Icon Cache - Rebuild

Follow Option One.

As Brink explains it resets and rebuilds the cache.
It is easiest to try first.

Let us know if it works.

Welcome to sevevenforums.
Thanks for the quick reply but that didn't seem to work. I also tried deleting the icons and creating a new shortcut but that didn't work either. Neither did trying to change the icon picture.
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22 Sep 2012   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Did you do a restart/reboot after the Icon cache Rebuild?

Sometimes the icons will come back right.
Worth a try.

I requested some extra help also.
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22 Sep 2012   #6

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

See if this tutorial will help you. Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Jerry
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23 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Removing the shortcut icon got rid of it. Thanks for the fast help!
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24 Sep 2012   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome, good to hear you got it solved.
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