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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild


27 Dec 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Icon Cache - Rebuild

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows




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14 Apr 2010   #10
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I tried the .bat file association fix.

It said the entry was successful.

I went to download the Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat and it came back again as
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The sfc /scannow said it found and fixed some damaged files, but the msconfig.exe icon is still generic,

Icon Cache - Rebuild-capture3.png


so it fixed something, just don't know what.
I do not understand the log file so I have no idea. Plus it's late, and eyes crossing.

Here is the log if you are bored and really feel like strumming thru massive amounts of script, but I am lost when it come to this. ONLY IF YOU NEED A CHALLENGE. NOT IMPORTANT, it is a file I never see, and the desktop shortcut icon works and looks fine. I just find this one absolutely baffling.

Here is the zipped cbs log
Logzipped.zip







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14 Apr 2010   #11
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

UPDATE.

Re-started from scratch, did elevated command prompt of the rebuild_icon_cache steps,

re-ran the sfc /scannow, and re-booted, and VOILA! All systems and icons seem to be back in place! You amaze me man!


It was such a trivial, unimportant thing, but it had me perplexed.

Thanks Brink, I guess I just can't pull one over on ya hey?


I guess I missed a step first attempt or something.
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14 Apr 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Al,

I'm happy to hear that you got the icon issue sorted.

I just noticed from your screenshot on the BAT fiile issue that something is renaming the .bat at the end with .download instead. My guess would be your antivirus program, or some IE8 add-on toolbar.

We can start a new thread for the msconfig icon issue though to keep this one topic, and I'll try to help there.
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14 May 2010   #13
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks a LOT

but should i unhide the system files to run the script?

and i don't remember the page but yesterday i found a page with regkey tweak , doesn't somebody know thi page?
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14 May 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Drugo,

No need to, you can just run the BAT and click on RUN to approve running it after you download it.
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19 Aug 2010   #15
anon125

 
 

the dat file

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
EXIT

did NOT work on a 64bit.
nothing changed.
yes it flashed
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19 Aug 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Anon,

It works in my 64-bit, and deletes the IconCache.db file. If you had the window open when you did the command, see if refreshing (F5) the window shows that the IconCache.db file has been deleted.
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20 Aug 2010   #17
anon125

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Anon,

It works in my 64-bit, and deletes the IconCache.db file. If you had the window open when you did the command, see if refreshing (F5) the window shows that the IconCache.db file has been deleted.
searched appdata - foun d file.
interesting when i just open app data - it is not there.
anyway run the tool and do a search and it is still there.
toshiba P500 4mb memory and 64 bit
can i safely just delete the thing and restart? - not keen on that!
thanks
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20 Aug 2010   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anon,

Yes, that would just be doing OPTION THREE to manually delete the file instead. Be sure to restart the computer afterwards.
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20 Aug 2010   #19
anon125

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Anon,

Yes, that would just be doing OPTION THREE to manually delete the file instead. Be sure to restart the computer afterwards.
why cant i see the file?
yes it is there - search finds it
set up see all files.
thanks
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