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Windows 7: Black squares on desktop instead of icons


10 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium sp1
 
 
Black squares on desktop instead of icons

I have black squares being created instead of normal icons on my home screen when new files are created. (Mostly PDF files) When I move the file to another directory (copy or move) they then show with the proper icon, ie PDF icon. Any suggestions?
Running Windows 7 Home Premium on Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170,
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10 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello jsbergner, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting your thumbnail and icon cache may help if either cache is corrupted.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

and

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium sp1
 
 
black square icons & spell check issues gmail/firefox

Shawn,

Thanks ! That did it. Not sure which one worked as I did both and then rebooted and now my icons are back, all nice and shiny

Here is another one for you. I use Firefox and I think since the last update there is an issue with the spell checker in gmail. It shows the last few letters of some words as misspelled even when they are not.... I read somewhere this is a known bug in new Firefox.... but have not been able to find any other references.


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10 Nov 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.

Please go ahead and create a new thread for the separate issue with your Firefox though. This way this thread stays on topic, and you'll get better help with Firefox.
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10 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium sp1
 
 

Thanks, apologies, should have realized that... was being lazy...
Will do!
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