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Windows 7: Why do desktop icons load at log-on, then refresh one at a time?

25 Aug 2013   #11

Windows 7

Stumbled into this posting, leaving me with the question: spaces or not?

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20 Oct 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista

I am having the same problem. Computer working normally. Seems to occur after using Windows Live Mail and trying to move between browser and emails without closing either. When I close Windows Live Mail, the icons come back very slowly one at a time.

Did anyone ever solve this ?
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30 Oct 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista

I had an email re posted reply but cannot find it on here. It suggested using msconfig which I tried but it did not help
Thanks gogreen for trying.
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30 Oct 2013   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i use stardock fences so i dont really see the desktop icons until i want to
i think that fences has a cache that loads the icons quicker not 100% sure but its worth giving it a whirl.
that said i dont think fences is free any longer , but you could use the trial to see if you prefer it .
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30 Oct 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista

Thanks for suggestion but I am worried this is a symptom of something else being wrong especially as it only seems to occur following use of Windows Live Mail - and not always then. At the moment everything is ok so unless someone knows what is causing this, I will probably leave the thread in a couple of days.

Have recently read a suggestion that you should not close the computer too quickly after closing Windows Live Mail as it doesn`t give the programme time to go through its proper routine. So am trying counting up to 20 before I do !
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30 Oct 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Mine does it on a solid state drive, I think it`s totally normal and nothing to worry about :)
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30 Oct 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista

Thanks for re-assurance ! Happy Hallowe`en if it`s not a contradiction in terms !
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16 Mar 2014   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azo View Post
Press Windows+R
Type Regedit. Hit Enter.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Create a new DWORD called Max Cached Icons and set its value to 8192.
Restart your machine. Let us know if it works.
Thanks Azo your solution works for me!
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28 Aug 2014   #19

Windows 8.1 64 bit
Worth a try!

Using Windows 8.1 but should be the same situation. I struggled with all of the "suggestions" without success then it occurred to me "Disk Issues"!

I then ran CHKDSK or disk error check & success. The disk errors was the cause so worth a try!
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29 Aug 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Thanks Krusty I will try your suggestion.
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