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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

07 May 2012   #110
DKhoi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you!!! I created this account just now to thank you for this solution, and I have never done that on other forums before. My default folder icons suddenly all changed to 16 bit versions, and I've been searching for a while to find a fix. This worked beautifully (I did the manual version). Thanks again!


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07 May 2012   #111
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome DKhoi, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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20 Jun 2012   #112
dwilkows

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Tried Rebuild of Icon Cache

After downloading and running Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat I now have NO quick launch icons what-so-ever.

All I icons I want are in the folder at this location: C:\Users\ME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


But none show on in the Quick Launch area. When I try to drag a shortcut icon to the quick launch a slashed red circle appears to its side which indicates it cannot be done. The taskbar is unlocked.


Any ideas?



Running Windows 7 Home Premium, Ver. 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1), Dell Inspiron desktop
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20 Jun 2012   #113
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Doug,

It sounds like you have more serious issues since the rebuild icon cache only empties the icon cache to force it to reload. It cannot delete anything else.

As a test using the tutorial below, remove your Quick Launch and add it back. Next, check through the items listed in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial to see if that may help if any items are still missing.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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20 Jun 2012   #114
dwilkows

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your prompt reply, Brink. Busy today but will work through your suggestions tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!
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20 Jun 2012   #115
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Okey doke Doug. Please let us know how it went and if you have any questions.
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20 Jun 2012   #116
dwilkows

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Okey doke Doug. Please let us know how it went and if you have any questions.
Brink! You are a genius! Thanks--everything in the Quick Launch section of the taskbar looks great.

However, as you say... I may have more serious problems going on. I've never been satisfied with Windows 7 on this machine. Dell promised it was "Windows 7 Ready" but as soon as I upgraded from Vista, it started crashing more and revealing little quirks like this problem you solved for me, not being able to add icons to quick launch. Just recently it has become more difficult to break out of the screen saver slide show--I've resorted to opening Task Manager and when it opens, the screen saver slide show quits so I just click CANCEL on the Task Mgr window. Kinda stupid, but it works and saves me time waiting and waiting I know many people say to disable screen savers, but I get a lot more people to watch my photos that way than if I sit them down and say WATCH!

I have come to peace with the antics of Windows 7 on this machine and will make do until I can get a Mac. Ooops... wasn't supposed to say that here!

Thanks again!

Doug
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21 Jun 2012   #117
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Doug. I'm happy to hear that it's working again for you.

It may be some sort of issue carried over from Vista. Personally, I prefer to do clean installs instead of a upgrade install to avoid these type of potential issues. If you like, you might give a clean install a try when you have the time to see how that works to see if you may be able to avoid the cost of a new system.

Clean Install Windows 7

or

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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21 Jun 2012   #118
dwilkows

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What data, programs or settings will I lose by a clean Windows 7 install? I reinstalled (probably not cleanly) two years ago and remember spending the next month gathering everything back the way it was before the install.

Doug
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21 Jun 2012   #119
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A clean install is a fresh start, so you will loose everything and have to start from scratch with installing all programs and drivers, and setting your settings again. If you backup any files and data prior to doing the clean install, you could just copy them back afterwards.
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