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Windows 7: Blank desktop shortcut icons

10 May 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL, yeah sorry, not this time.


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11 May 2009   #12
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

An update after using 7100 for several days.
The shortcut icon images just come and go, sometimes on boot up they are there, then disappear, or they are not there on boot, but reappear after pc has been on for a while.
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18 May 2009   #13
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 
Icon issues

I turned on my puter today and low and behold no Icon graphics just the
lil white red and blue boxes where icons usually are any suggestions on repairing this little issue.. thanx
john


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18 May 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Studiorat,

If the shortcuts still work, then you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 May 2009   #15
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
I turned on my puter today and low and behold no Icon graphics just the
lil white red and blue boxes where icons usually are any suggestions on repairing this little issue.. thanx
john

that being said I have no Icon Cache db either and all my system icons within the system folders are also the same style as the icons on the desktop
this is annoying


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18 May 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you set the hidden system files to be displayed in step 1 first to see that file?
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21 May 2009   #17
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

i seriously would not be that stupid to post in a forum!! if I had not checked that firt ...please give me some credit I am a noob yes stupid no!!
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21 May 2009   #18
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
i seriously would not be that stupid to post in a forum!! if I had not checked that firt ...please give me some credit I am a noob yes stupid no!!
Well we try to help.......

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21 May 2009   #19
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try running a system integrity check, open the elevated command prompt and type sfc /scannow and if it finds any errors it will try to repair them, I'm thinking it's your imageres.dll or system32.dll that might be the cause. If that scan does not fix it then you will need to either find a suitable restore point or do a repair install. Repair Install
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21 May 2009   #20
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
i seriously would not be that stupid to post in a forum!! if I had not checked that firt ...please give me some credit I am a noob yes stupid no!!

Umm, not very polite, not a good idea to give Brink lip there.

it's not a matter of being stupid or posting an obvious question, it's a matter of sometimes the best of us can miss simple answers to problems. Which is why it's necessary to ask obvious questions sometimes.

And the icon cache is here:
C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local
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