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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

30 Oct 2014   #230
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikcara View Post
on my desktop I have 2 icons "greyed out" desktop.ini can I safely delete there icons
Hello Mikcara,

Those would be hidden OS system files. You shouldn't delete them. Instead, you could do step 5 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to hide them back again.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide


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31 Oct 2014   #231
mikcara

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks Brink took them out of the recycle bin and put them into the user folder as instructed. Thanks again for your help.
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31 Oct 2014   #232
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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19 Jan 2015   #233
residualshadow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help?

Okay, I've tried the icon cache rebuild (both manual and physical), I've tried downloading and merging the ico files, I've run Malwarebytes anti-rootkit, I've gone from true color to high color display and back again, I've done a few system restores, I've prayed, I've made the appropriate sacrifices... No luck. Ever since my computer was wiped and recovered by Alienware support to clear up problems, I haven't even had a IconCache.db file at all, and (at the least) all html and text files on my desktop have appeared as blank pages. I don't know what else to do aside from wipe my system and start again (though that may help speed things up, too)


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19 Jan 2015   #234
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello residualshadow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Your .txt file icon in your screenshot is showing it's correct default icon of a piece of notebook paper.

For your URL shortcuts, see if clearing all of Internet Explorer's browsing history may help. You may need to open them afterwards for the icon to show up though.

Internet Explorer 9 - Delete Browsing History
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19 Jan 2015   #235
residualshadow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh, right. For some reason I expected the text file to look like the old spiral notebook. Anyway, I've cleared the history from IE and Firefox, opened them, and performed a restart, all with no luck
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19 Jan 2015   #236
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try creating a new shortcut for one to see if it may show the favicon.
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21 Jan 2015   #237
residualshadow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I gave up and just did a full system restore. Things seem to be working and my computer has much less clutter, so I guess I am happy? Thanks for the help.
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21 Jan 2015   #238
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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22 Feb 2015   #239
knick

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Hi guys
My problem started a few weeks ago when I (unfortunately) "tweaked" some registry entries (which I CANT'T recall right now). Ever since the following problems appears in this order: After initial boot, everything seems normal concerning file icons. Then, first, file icons (in windows explorer only, not in desktop*) start to become blank, but file associations work fine. Second, after some time, "right click->properties" on any file in windows explore stops working. Third "My computer" folder on the desktop can't show its content (it's blank trying to load, but my hard drives, cdroms and external USB disks don't show up, BUT their desktop shortcuts work fine). I have tried everything I found on internet, even your solution in the first page of this thread. When I rebulidh icon cache and reboot, everything seems to be correct but after a short time the same problems start to appear again with the order mentioned above. I had not restore points to retrieve some old registry setting

PLEASE HELP, this is going to drive me crazy
Nick

* The problem appears from time to time and in desktop icons too but it's fixed by simply refreshing it. Refresh has no effect in windows explorer except MS Office and zip files. Also note that another file manager I use, the "Total Commander" DOESN'T have this problem
My configuration: CPU Intel i7-3770 3.4 GHz, RAM 8 GB, Win 7 Pro 64, main HD: OCZ SSD 240 GB Vertex 4
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