Icons went missing and rebuild IconCache.db doesn't work... HELP!!


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    Icons went missing and rebuild IconCache.db doesn't work... HELP!!


    Hi! First of all, I don't know if it can have something to do with it, but I installed UxThemePatcher and some themes on my computer. A few days later, I noticed that my Skype icon went missing. Then I opened my Start menu and realized that almost ALL my programs' icons were gone, replaced by standard .exe file icon. Just so you know, I've already tried to rebuild the IconCache.db file with a .bat script that I found on another forum and that apparently solved everyone's problems, but it didn' work for me. Well it did... but about 20 minutes later, they went missing AGAIN...

    Please help me!
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    Last edited by Yann906; 01 Mar 2015 at 10:12.
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  2. Posts : 53,395
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Welcome to Seven Forums Yann906

    Not sure if the other site used the same method, but try Brink's method first

    Icon Cache - Rebuild

    Do you have a System Restore point from before the change? That may be easiest

    System Restore

    You can also run the System File Checker, be aware it will undo the UxThemePatcher and customizations made after

       Warning
    Be aware that if you have modified your system files as in theming explorer/system files, running sfc /scannow will revert the system files such as explorer.exe back to it's default state. Make the appropriate backups of your system files that you have modified for theming if you wish to save them before running sfc /scannow.


    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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