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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

26 May 2013   #190
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.


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26 May 2013   #191
anton

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

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18 Aug 2013   #192
FirstKnight

Windows server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Option 2 worked like a charm, Thanks
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01 Sep 2013   #193
fooonair

Win 7
 
 

awesome. this worked and the missing program icons in the taskbar re-appeared even without a restart
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08 Sep 2013   #194
netmouse

windows 8
 
 

I restored icons by simply renaming the IconCache.db to include the word old and restarted my laptop.
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08 Sep 2013   #195
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello netmouse, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would work as well, but now you have an unneeded backup copy of your old corrupted icon cache taking up space on the HDD.
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08 Sep 2013   #196
netmouse

windows 8
 
 

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That would work as well, but now you have an unneeded backup copy of your old corrupted icon cache taking up space on the HDD.
Not a problem at all. The file is only 167 kb (so tiny) and you can delete it. Right?
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08 Sep 2013   #197
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct, or use Option One in the tutorial to have it all done for you automatically.
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11 Sep 2013   #198
Semicharm

Window 7 Starter
 
 

This was what I needed. However, there's no need to reboot the entire system. Running explorer.exe as the last step is all that's needed to reload the user shell.
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11 Sep 2013   #199
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Semicharm,

Yeah, sometimes that's all that may be needed if you just needed to have the cache cleared instead of rebuilt. I just include restarting the PC to be safe since it is needed to have the new hidden IconCache.db file recreated.
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