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Windows 7: Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does?

10 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does?

I have been successfully using the Shortcuts button from the customized dropdown. However, I am having one problem with a specific app, WinRAR. I have the app's shortcut successfully loaded into the button's dropdown. When executed I get an error message that says proper pathway can't be found...Doesn't exist! And yet, as you can see below, Windows Explorer shows that WinRAR does exits in C:\Program Files (x86)\FF Shortcuts

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10 Oct 2012   #2

Vista 32-bit Home Basic 6.0 Build 6002 SP2
Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does

Did it ever work? If yes, do you have the file iconcache.db? If yes,try this
  • Close all programs
  • Rename file - recommend iconcache.db.old
  • Turn off computer (hard - press and hold on/off button until it goes off)
  • Turn on computer - Is file there? If not, reboot normally
File should be there

Hope this helped
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11 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 HP 64-bit

Followed your instructions and it worked. Thanks.
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11 Oct 2012   #4

Vista 32-bit Home Basic 6.0 Build 6002 SP2


Awesome! Glad it worked. There's a lot of info out there on this but here's a pretty good article.

How to refresh Windows icon cache and repair Windows desktop icons | WinAbility Software

Why I asked you to turn off the machine the way I did is in the article too. The article describes another method but Windows doesn't care if you turn it off (think of a power outage). As long as you've closed the programs YOU care about, it should be ok. I've known about this for a long time but have only needed to do it a few times.

You can also delete the .old file but they should be different in size.

Have a good day.
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