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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Folder icons appear blank (part 2)


01 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 - Folder icons appear blank (part 2)

Hi all,

I know this issue has kind of been brought up, but I had no luck fixing it with the suggested soloutions.

When I create new folders they look fine, as they do when I insert a file or folder as an attachment in an email, but original folders all appear blank when I am in Explorer.

The weird thing is that it wasn't constant but every now and then - but now it has become a permanent issue.

The enclosed screenshots explain more precisely what I mean. Pic 1 is what they used to look like and Pic 2 is what they now look like. Any ideas anyone?
Dorian.

I've tried the following fixes with no luck:

How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon: Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
Default File Type Associations - Restore - Default File Type Associations - Restore
How to Reset All Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 7 - Folder Template - Default



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01 Dec 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Dorian,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Might give this a try. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete 'iconcache.db'. Reboot. That will rebuild the icon cache.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Gary,

I've tried this - fingers crossed that it would work.

Unfortunately, it hasn't.

I've tried twice to make sure and the IconCache file is the same size when I delete it, reboot and it appears again (9,607 kb).

Not sure what else I can do apart from a fresh install of Windows 7!

Dorian.
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Might want to try these before doing a complete reinstall.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Repair Install

Gary
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03 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Gary,

Yes, I just came across that system reinstall post last night. From previous searches I had thought it not possible to 'fix' Win 7 without a complete reinstall, as when you put the disc back in it certainly doesn't offer you the option like I remember it doing with XP (never had Vista).

So if I follow those instructions it will not lose my files, settings, Windows Live Mail accounts and emails etc.? but just reinstall Win 7?

I will of course take a copy of the HD first just in case.

Dorian.
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03 Dec 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Some settings might change to default, not sure about that. Any hacks will be history. Files should be fine. Good backups are very comforting.
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03 Dec 2009   #7

widows 7 home premium
 
 
Incorrect Windows 7 icons on desktop.

Hi folks

I guess I have similar problems, some of the icons on my desk top do not reflect the actual website. ie my Google shortcut icon shows as a Yahoo icon. Any help appreciated.

John
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05 Dec 2009   #8

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello 5645hx,

Welcome to 7 Froums.

Can I assume you have tried everything in this thread so far?

Gary
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04 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Version 6.1, Build 7600
 
 
Incorrect Website Icons Sorted!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hello Dorian,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Might give this a try. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local. Delete 'iconcache.db'. Reboot. That will rebuild the icon cache.

Hope this helps.

Gary
Together with clearing out cookies, this answer worked for me (thanks, Gary), but it was a bit tiresome and I'd like to know if a recurrence might be prevented.

Some of the icons in my Favorites, and the respective IE tabs, suddenly became all jumbled up. All worked OK, but the spurious icons were visually off-putting. There was no pattern, except that I noted that the sites involved all seemed to be included in sub-folders on my Favorites Bar.

Any ideas as to what may have caused this?
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