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Windows 7: Icon Issues

26 Oct 2011   #11

w7 enterprise_32 bit

Cleaning the Icon Cache worked for me without the command line part. Great thing to add to my knowledge, and thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2011   #12

w7 enterprise_32 bit

I posted a 'fix' report earlier and that was premature. Sorry.
I tried the different solutions above, the first (disk cleanup+ C_A_D) both 'with' and 'without' the command line part. 'Without' seemed to work until I rebooted and then the 'fix' was lost.

'With', (Command line+icon folder cleanup+C_A_D), just left the black squares as they were.
I also changed the folder options and that didn't work at all. I then used <Everything> to find and delete the icon database files thinking they might rebuild correctly__didn't work either. None of the above have worked for longer than a reboot--actually tons of reboots. I did refresh the desktop each time and that did not help either. TweakUI does not work in W7, so that is not the issue. I never had the problem in XP with TweakUI running, so maybe I was just 'lucky', (not my usual M.O.). I did learn a bit about the W7 system in the process and that is always good.

by the way this is the Enterprise (Tech Net) version__not that it would matter.

Thanks, (no hard feelings), and I will continue to search for a fix that works on this system,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2011   #13

w7 enterprise_32 bit

back again. I found a (temporary) 'fix' here:
Icon Cache - Rebuild.
I downloaded the 'fix' and ran it. The icons appeared. I rebooted and of course the black squares were back!
SO, I keep the 'fix' on the desktop and re-run it at each reboot, (it is NOT necessary to reboot after applying the 'fix', it works OK temporarily with OR without rebooting.), the icons return and remain until a reboot and then I run the 'fix' again.
better than what I had before....
Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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