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Windows 7: *Some* Desktop Icons Keep Disappearing

03 May 2015   #11
TonyV

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks KevinC. Had the same problem and I am confident it will go away.


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18 Sep 2015   #12
kilroy

7 home and pro, 8.1 home, 10 home
 
 

IT WORKS!!! - in regards to KevinC's post:

One fix I have is to reset the IconCache. To do this:

1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
2. Launch Task Manager
3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT
8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
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19 Sep 2015   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Or you could download (and keep handy) the batch file from this tutorial:
Icon Cache - Rebuild
That batch file does a bit more that the steps KevinC detailed.

:-)
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