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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

4 Weeks Ago   #270
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.


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4 Weeks Ago   #271
econnerly

Windows 7
 
 

How I have done this was as follows:
Save all current work as stated everywhere
alt cnt del to get to the task manager
go to the processes tab and right click on explorer.exe and choose end process tree



then again, alt cnt del to get to the task manager and choose file new task


type explorer and hit enter and that should do it. At least it does for me.

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4 Weeks Ago   #272
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello econnerly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be to only restart explorer.

Restarting explorer to refresh them could help if there's not any icon corruption. Otherwise, you would most likely need to rebuild the icon cache.
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4 Weeks Ago   #273
econnerly

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the welcome.

You are correct. Sometimes I forget to plug in my thumb drive before starting my office computer and the shortcut icons come up blank. My computer takes FOREVER to log onto the network, so thats why a restart is out of the question for me.
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4 Weeks Ago   #274
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you could add a "Restart Explorer" context menu to make it easier to do as needed.

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu
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