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Windows 7: Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix

19 Aug 2009   #1
Young Hype

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix

Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here's a Fix


After installing the latest and greatest Mozilla Firefox 3.5 in Windows 7 (RC Build 7100 32-bit) I noticed that after a while the icon went missing. Firefox was still working correctly, and when I checked the icon properties, and the icon was still present. But for some strange reason it wouldn’t show up in on my Desktop, my Start Menu, or my Taskbar, I would just see a broken icon.



The resolution? Rebuilding the Windows 7 Icon Cache.

Follow these directions:

Icon Cache - Rebuild


Your icons should be as good as new!




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23 Oct 2009   #2
Phil Pendlebury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you very much for this. It worked perfectly.

Lots of people around having this problem too.

Cheers,

:-)
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23 Oct 2009   #3
JordSignature7

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition x64
 
 

Thanks, I never knew how to fix this!
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29 Oct 2009   #4
paulavalencia12

Windows 7
 
 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This worked perfectly!
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30 Oct 2009   #5
Phil Pendlebury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am finding this happens quite regularly. So I have written a little script to do it automatically. I will post links to it later once tested properly.

:-)
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30 Oct 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for sharing this very handy tip Young Hype. If i have this issue i usually delete the iconcache.db in Explorer an then reboot, this takes the reboot out of the equation i assume?

Quote:
I am finding this happens quite regularly. So I have written a little script to do it automatically. I will post links to it later once tested properly.

:-)
That would be extremely handy Phil. I look forward to the link
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23 Nov 2009   #7
The Dragon Mask

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM (I pre-ordered 2 copies)
 
 

Thanks a lot man, I just installed Windows 7 Premium, and got all my programs installed using Ninite, then some of my beautiful taskbar icons reverted to generic form. I looked around for a while but only this one helped, thnx! =)
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24 Nov 2009   #8
hughfraser

Windows 7
 
 

Hi I tried this, the icon is still missing for me!, I have taken a screenshot for any help.

Many Thanks
Hugh


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25 Nov 2009   #9
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hughfraser View Post
Hi I tried this, the icon is still missing for me!, I have taken a screenshot for any help.

Many Thanks
Hugh
Hi hughfraser & welcome,
Have you tried this tutorial?
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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25 Nov 2009   #10
hughfraser

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks rsvr85, In the end I had to uninstall Firefox, I never lost any passwords or bookmarks as I use Roboform and Xmarks. Thanks.

Hugh Fraser
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