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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

11 Mar 2011   #60
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome Dgonline, and welcome to Seven Forums.
thanks for the bat , it really very useful

but does the sp1 fix this issue?


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11 Mar 2011   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Drugo, and you're welcome.

Usually you would have to rebuild the icon cache due to it getting corrupted by one thing or another, and it's really not something that SP1, a Windows Update, or hotfix will be able to fix.
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11 Mar 2011   #62
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drugo, and you're welcome.

Usually you would have to rebuild the icon cache due to it getting corrupted by one thing or another, and it's really not something that SP1, a Windows Update, or hotfix will be able to fix.
yes i got it
but microsoft did not release a hotfix to fix it
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11 Mar 2011   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not aware of one. Unless the icon cache was found to be corrupted by something specific all the time, there will usually not be a hotfix for it.
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26 Mar 2011   #64
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As far as I've experienced you don't have to force the manual delete of iconcache.db...
You can simply run the system Disk Cleanup utility and choose to delete thumbnail icon preview. Windows will reset all caches exactly as the "brutal" method!




Please, can you help me with this issue: missing XML icon?
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26 Mar 2011   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hexaae,

Thank you, but unfortunately the "icon cache" is different than the "thumbnail cache".

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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26 Mar 2011   #66
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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

Thank you, but unfortunately the "icon cache" is different than the "thumbnail cache".

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
I know it may sound strange and Thumbnail != program icons, but as a personal experience I've solved the same problems forcing a refresh of program/menu/startbar corrupt icons too (not just the explorer thumbs) clicking below "Cleanup System files" with admin rights. Then I've realized it's the same as the brutal manual method reported everywhere on the web, except you use a system program. I'm 99% sure
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05 Apr 2011   #67
anginprov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Still problems

Hi, I have the generic Icon issue as well. So far I have tried the following (in no particular order):

1) deleting the iconcache.db file (manually)
2) increasing the icon cache to 4 MB through the registry editor
3) restarting in safe mode
4) system restore (a whole other issue--this fails to perform now)
5) installing a 3rd party icon packager program (hey, worth a shot)

Should also note that right-clicking on icons is a dead-end because the change icon button is grayed out.

Have run chckdsk, rebooted countless times in every mode under the sun...what gives?

Angela
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05 Apr 2011   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Angela, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have the generic icon issue for any specific file extension type, shortcut, or is this for all files?
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05 Apr 2011   #69
anginprov

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a smattering: MS Office shortcuts (they are still usable) and files, Skype, Itunes, some Dell bloatware that I don't use or care about. Also, Adobe PS but NOT AI (??).
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