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Windows 7: Icon Issues

15 May 2009   #1
adamdavidson

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Icon Issues

I am having issues with my icons in windows. all of windows. All of the thumbnail icons for my pictures are blank. By blank I mean no icons at all, no placeholders, no generic icons, just blank. Folders with pictures are the same way, only some of the folders show up, but no pictures on it. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great. Preferrably if it's an easy fix :P


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15 May 2009   #2
adamdavidson

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Update: Okay, so the pictures show up sometimes but only temporarily, and they usually go away if I refresh the folder.
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15 May 2009   #3
ibrahim5

Windows 7 - RC Build 7100
 
 
RE: Icon Issues

I am having a similar kind of issue with my icons. My Icons either appear Black Boxes or they appear in 8 bit mode
here is how they look like

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16 May 2009   #4
Legand

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Try rebuilding your icon cache and thumbnails database.

To clean the thumbnails database run Disk Cleanup utility

Then do the following
1: Next open a command prompt with admin privileges, to do this type in cmd into the search box on the start menu, right click over cmd.exe and run as admin.
2: after cmd is open, run task manager and end all explorer.exe processes. (this bit is imperative)
3: Now back to the cmd shell type in the following exactly but without the quotes "del /AH %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Iconcache.db"

then ctrl alt del to restart the computer, your Icon caches will rebuild and hopefully all will be fixed.
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16 May 2009   #5
adamdavidson

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

It seems as though Legand's Instructions worked, if not, I will let you know. Thanks Legand.
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17 May 2009   #6
ibrahim5

Windows 7 - RC Build 7100
 
 

The above instructions didn't work for me but i tried a new way and it worked that way. I opened up "Folder and Search Options" and in the second tab titled "View" and i checked the first option which was "Always show icons, never thumbnails". The result was that i couldn't see the thumbnails of the image files but the icons were all appearing Fine.
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17 May 2009   #7
adamdavidson

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I tried that too, but it didn't work, but I'm glad that the other way did.
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18 May 2009   #8
Legand

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamdavidson View Post
It seems as though Legand's Instructions worked, if not, I will let you know. Thanks Legand.
Your welcome. happy it worked out for ya
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20 May 2009   #9
adamdavidson

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Okay so, Legand's Solution worked for me perfectly, but it happened again, can anyone tell me why?
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20 May 2009   #10
Legand

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Are you using any third party addon that may be corrupting the cache. TweakUI for example is notorious for doing it and so are a few other programs. Have a good look at what you are running as windows very really trashs the cache on its own.
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