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Windows 7: black desktop icons - rebuilding icon cache doesn't help permanently

26 Dec 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kolagen,

Did you restart the computer after rebuilding the icon cache. It may take a tiny bit, but the IconCache.db file should be recreated automatically by Windows 7 the next time it loads any icons.


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26 Dec 2011   #12
kolagen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Brink do you mean that I should restart twice?

Computer restarts by default after running bat script.
IconCashe.db must be there but it's not.
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26 Dec 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No. Only the first restart is required. Give it a bit to see if it returns. It should.
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27 Dec 2011   #14
kolagen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It's geting really weird ! This morning before rebuilding Icon Cashe i looked for IconCashe.db.
I found that it was created last night on logof,and it is without .db extension.
I renamed it to IconCashe.db and restarted-nothing happened.

When i opened hidden folder there it was another IconCashe along with old renamed one.
So i started bat script, icons are restored on desktop but there is no new IconCashe.db ,just the old one ?

Is there any solution for this?
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27 Dec 2011   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kolagen,

It sounds like you may not have your known file extenstions set to show. If set to be hidden, then that would be why you are not seeing the .db file extension.

File Extensions - Hide or Show
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27 Dec 2011   #16
kolagen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink

I changed option to ĘshowĘbut only result i got is old file named IconCahe.db.db.

Old problem still remain.
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27 Dec 2011   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rename IconCahe.db.db to IconCache.db
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27 Dec 2011   #18
kolagen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I did,but question remains-where is newly created IconCashe.db?

And,of course,why my desktop icons disappear after restart?
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27 Dec 2011   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unless you have a different language version of Windows 7 installed, you are misspelling IconCache.db (correct) with IconCashe.db (incorrect). It will not work if misspelled in Windows Explorer at the hidden location below.
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\IconCache.db
As for the desktop icons, you never confirmed if refreshing (F5) the desktop had them display afterwards or not.
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27 Dec 2011   #20
kolagen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I misspelled only in my post ,otherwise they are named OK.
And no ,refreshing(f5) did not help.
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