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Windows 7: Rebooted the computer and all my desktop icons turned white

17 Oct 2013   #1
martinjh99

WIndows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Rebooted the computer and all my desktop icons turned white

I rebooted the computer and when I got my desktop back all the cons for third party apps are the default white icon as you can see in my screenshot.

I have tried re-building the icon cache by following the instructions on the forum Icon Cache - Rebuild

I can rebuild from a 3 day old image backup but I don't want to have to do that! Anyone got any more tips for trying to work it out - I tried to change one or two manually using the properties/change icon but that did not stay changed for some reason.

Rebooted the computer and all my desktop icons turned white-capture.png




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17 Oct 2013   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried doing a system restore to a point before you started having these problems??
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17 Oct 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you don`t get it fixed, you could PM our member Brink, he is a genius at fixing these types of problems.

I was going to tell you to rebuild the icon cache, but you`ve already tried that.
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17 Oct 2013   #4
martinjh99

WIndows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks guys - Will PM Brink if doing a system restore doesn't work! Didn't realise I could use System Restore!

*EDIT* System Restore worked thanks once I disabled my anti-virus!

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