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


22 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 
Icon Cache seems to be not working in Windows 7

Every time I restart Windows 7, it has to rebuild my icon cache. I say this because every time I open a folder with files that have icon pictures on them, they load for about 5 seconds. This is also true for icons in the Start Menu.

I'm on a Crucial M4 SSD and disabled Superfetch as it is recommended to do so with these new SSDs. I read that Superfetch has to do something with this issue, is this true?

I already tried rebuilding the icon cache database to no avail. Please help me. Thanks.


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24 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

bump!
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24 Jul 2012   #3
Arc

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Hello Kevin

You said it is 5 seconds, ok no problem. Sometimes it takes much more, depending the number of file /folders in the folder or drive. As many folders of files are there, windows are to read/generate that many thumbnails, so it happens.

Disabling the thumbnail cache may improve it a bit. Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable .
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24 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hello Kevin

You said it is 5 seconds, ok no problem. Sometimes it takes much more, depending the number of file /folders in the folder or drive. As many folders of files are there, windows are to read/generate that many thumbnails, so it happens.

Disabling the thumbnail cache may improve it a bit. Thumbnail Cache - Enable or Disable .
There aren't "many" files, really. What I'm wondering is if Superfetch has got to do something with caching thumbnails?
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24 Jul 2012   #5
Arc

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You may try SuperFetch ... I have never used those, so dont know it clearly. What I have experienced that when a window is opened containing files and folders, it takes a little time to load all the icons properly, in almost every system I have seen .

EDIT : Set the view to list or details , it may change the situation, coz those views dont use any thumbnails.

You are to give the time to generate the thumbnails.
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24 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
You may try SuperFetch ... I have never used those, so dont know it clearly. What I have experienced that when a window is opened containing files and folders, it takes a little time to load all the icons properly, in almost every system I have seen .

EDIT : Set the view to list or details , it may change the situation, coz those views dont use any thumbnails.

You are to give the time to generate the thumbnails.
Well, I am on details view and what I mean is the ICON of the files not the thumbnails. In the details view, you can still see the icons of the files especially if they are programs. My system loads those every after restart of the system. What do you think?
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24 Jul 2012   #7

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You might try this and see if it helps. Icon Cache - Rebuild
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24 Jul 2012   #8

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

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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24 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You might try this and see if it helps. Icon Cache - Rebuild
I hope you read my Original Post regarding cache rebuild.

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?
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24 Jul 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You might try this and see if it helps. Icon Cache - Rebuild
I hope you read my Original Post regarding cache rebuild.
Yes sorry. I missed that.
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