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Windows 7: IF Icons Are Gone From Desktop

25 Aug 2015   #1
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 
IF Icons Are Gone From Desktop -TIP-

This little tip will help if you ever logged onto a computer and all the icons are gone from the desktop.


ICON DATABASE REBUILD.

Firstly right click the desktop > View > make sure the Shop desktop Icons is check if it is then follow these steps
if its not checked then check it and if your icons come back then GREAT!
if not then follow these steps

Windows key + r for RUN - CMD
or open run box. - CMD

Then Type The Following Code And Hit Enter

Code:
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
Then Type And Hit Enter

Code:
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
Then Type And Hit Enter

Code:
DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A
Then Type And Hit Enter

Code:
shutdown /r /f /t 00
Computer will restart and icons should be back.


The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.

Thanks,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Or one can follow this tutorial by Brink.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
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25 Aug 2015   #3
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Or one can follow this tutorial by Brink.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
No my way is if there are no ICONS what so ever like theres nothing be displayed blank screen. nothing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Good info
You should add "Tip" to the end of the titles and any additional ones you do
I believe they will stick out more

One other thing when you write "Then" describe what that actually means = enter key... ?
Also I would suggest using the code boxes # to add strings so it's easier to copy and paste the string without the forum editor getting in the way or possibly interfering,
Cheers.
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25 Aug 2015   #5
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Good info
You should add "Tip" to the end of the titles and any additional ones you do
I believe they will stick out more

One other thing when you write "Then" describe what that actually means = enter key... ?
Also I would suggest using the code boxes # to add strings so it's easier to copy and paste the string without the forum editor getting in the way or possibly interfering,
Cheers.
Huh never thought about that thanks man ill add that now.
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25 Aug 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks like even a caveman like I could follow that
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25 Aug 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZacharyB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Or one can follow this tutorial by Brink.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
No my way is if there are no ICONS what so ever like theres nothing be displayed blank screen. nothing
You way is the same as this one by Brink from 2009: Icon Cache - Rebuild
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2015   #8
ZacharyB

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZacharyB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Or one can follow this tutorial by Brink.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
No my way is if there are no ICONS what so ever like theres nothing be displayed blank screen. nothing
You way is the same as this one by Brink from 2009: Icon Cache - Rebuild
Yea didint notice that i dont look at all tuts
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2015   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Understand, there are so many it's almost impossible to see if one already exists.
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