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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

26 Jan 2016   #260
michaell369

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You don't have to restart after using Icon Cache Rebuild. Mine disappeared along with my taskbar and nothing was happening, so I hit ctrl+alt+del, then start task manager. Next click "File" then "New Task (Run) and type: explorer.exe then click ok. All my icons were restored.


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27 Jan 2016   #261
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Michaell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Restarting the computer is required to have the deleted %localappdata%\IconCache.db file recreated.
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05 Sep 2016   #262
f23948

Windows 8.1 Home x64
 
 

Can i do it in safe mode?
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05 Sep 2016   #263
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello f234948,

Yes, you sure can.
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05 Sep 2016   #264
f23948

Windows 8.1 Home x64
 
 

ok cool thanks for the reply Brink
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10 Oct 2016   #265
cdsJerry

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Thank you- it fixed mine

Thank you for the icon rebuild instructions.

I too was suffering from a never ending scan in Windows Explorer and icons with no pictures after I did a Windows update. Following the manual instructions posted solved my issue.
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10 Oct 2016   #266
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Jerry. I'm glad it could help.
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30 Oct 2016   #267
f23948

Windows 8.1 Home x64
 
 

it gives me a error, i have tried everything like temporary disable antivirus, etc.,
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30 Oct 2016   #268
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello f23948,

That is normal for those few .db files, and nothing to worry about.

Did rebuilding the icon cache and restarting the PC help with your icon issue?
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30 Oct 2016   #269
f23948

Windows 8.1 Home x64
 
 

did restarted computer 3 times, and it's working now
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