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Windows 7: All icons in start menu and desktop are showing blank

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Prermium 32bit
All icons in start menu and desktop are showing blank

Just upgraded WIndows Vista to Windows 7 from a download. The installation appeared to be fine but all of the icons on the desktop have lost their pictures and none of the start menu icons are showing any design nor do they work. I've tried deleting the icon cache and restarting but that hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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11 Dec 2011   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hi have you looked at brinks tutorial How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 7 Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

If one or more of your icons are not displaying correctly, or that your icon cache is corrupted, then you might consider rebuilding the icon cache to reset and reload the icon images into the icon cache.

The icon cache is located at the hidden system folder location below:

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 All icons in start menu and desktop are showing blank

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