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Windows 7: Icon Cache seems to be not working in Windows 7

24 Jul 2012   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

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Hello Kevin!

I don't believe Superfetch has something to do with the issue you're experiencing. SuperFetch has two goals: it decreases boot time, and makes sure applications that you use the most load more efficiently. SuperFetch also takes timing into account, in that it will adapt itself to your usage patterns.

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So what could it be then?
It maybe related to a bad user Profile. Create a new Windows account and test it there. Fix a corrupted user profile


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24 Jul 2012   #12
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello Kevin!

I don't believe Superfetch has something to do with the issue you're experiencing. SuperFetch has two goals: it decreases boot time, and makes sure applications that you use the most load more efficiently. SuperFetch also takes timing into account, in that it will adapt itself to your usage patterns.

More Info
So what could it be then?
It maybe related to a bad user Profile. Create a new Windows account and test it there. Fix a corrupted user profile
Tried that already to no avail.
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24 Jul 2012   #13
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

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So what could it be then?
It maybe related to a bad user Profile. Create a new Windows account and test it there. Fix a corrupted user profile
Tried that already to no avail.
Run a SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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24 Jul 2012   #14
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

It maybe related to a bad user Profile. Create a new Windows account and test it there. Fix a corrupted user profile
Tried that already to no avail.
Run a SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
Done that as well.
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24 Jul 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

which method did you use to fix a corrupted profile?

Create a new profile. Make no changes to the profile. Put nothing there. Simply use the new profile to test if your problem is profile related.

Be sure and posts the results of running in SFC /SCANNOW as explained in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Jul 2012   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
...they load for about 5 seconds....
Other threads in this forum suggest that increasing the size of the icon cache may help the speed issue... but I don't see any changes when I mess with that.

See this article:
Icons change incorrectly in Windows
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24 Jul 2012   #17
Arc

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And finally you may follow the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 suggested by gregrocker .
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24 Jul 2012   #18
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
which method did you use to fix a corrupted profile?

Create a new profile. Make no changes to the profile. Put nothing there. Simply use the new profile to test if your problem is profile related.

Be sure and posts the results of running in SFC /SCANNOW as explained in this tutorial:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
The method above and yes I did not make any changes to that new profile.

Regarding the sfc/ scannow, I did that a while back and don't have the results with me now but I will try to do it again.

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...they load for about 5 seconds....
Other threads in this forum suggest that increasing the size of the icon cache may help the speed issue... but I don't see any changes when I mess with that.

See this article:
Icons change incorrectly in Windows
Thanks, I'll try that. But the thing is that even with the default size, I should have no proplems. How do I "analyze" the icon cache database? Is Windows really deleting that cache everytime it is restarted?
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24 Jul 2012   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
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Thanks, I'll try that. But the thing is that even with the default size, I should have no proplems. How do I "analyze" the icon cache database? Is Windows really deleting that cache everytime it is restarted?
You are correct, things should work just fine (and fast via SSD*) using the default size. That is why I'm curious to see if you have any improvement. If you see an improvement, then we have our fix and are left with the "why did that fix it" question.

I don't know how to "analyze" the icon cache database. I looked at the database file size, increased the max setting, restarted and checked the file size again. There was no change in the size of the file, so it seems that the size is related to the number of icons being stored and not the size limit. Maybe if I installed a bunch of programs into the VM that I'm playing with, the size of that icon data base file would grow.

Edit *The icon database file loads into RAM and then the icons are read from there. I'm just not sure precisely when all of this happens. Maybe the file loads into RAM before any icons are requested - or maybe it loads into RAM when the first icon is needed.
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24 Jul 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'll await the results from your fresh run of SFC.
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