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Windows 7: Icons not showing up

28 Jan 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Your fix worked Alex

I had the same problem in SP1, but this fixed it. Thanks

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17 Nov 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alex Quinn View Post
I found the answer in this forum. Here's a slightly quicker version of the instructions.
  1. Press Ctrl-Shift-Escape to get the task manager.
  2. In the Processes tab, click on explorer.exe and click End Process. You'll get a confirmation dialog. Click "End Process" to confirm.
  3. From the File menu (still in the task manager), choose New Task (Run...).
  4. Copy/paste/enter the following command in the run box:
    cmd /c del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db /a
  5. Open the Run box again with File --> New Task (Run...). This time, enter this command:
  6. All should be okay now. Open the Start Menu and confirm that your icons are fixed now.
I registered into this website and logged in just to thank u sir!!! This small problem was irritating me no ends!!! Thanks a lot for ur help!
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20 Jan 2014   #23

W-7 U 32bit

The above method seems working. :)
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30 May 2014   #24

Windows 7 Home Ult
Windows 7: Icons not showing up

I went and blew out a lot and I mean a lot of dust out the inside of my computer when it came the resolution was different and many icons (but not all) were missing. I deleted IconCache.db using the command shell after using attrib to strip all the attributes that were on the file. However, this did NOTHING for me. So what I did was create a folder on the desktop. Then I used explorer to look at the actual files that in the desktop folder.

I selected all the files on the desktop (minus a couple folders that were showing up just fine) and cut them and pasted them in to the "new folder" I had just created. The icons on the desktop disappeared. Then I selected all the files in the "new folder" and pasted them directly back on to the desktop. This worked for me so I thought I would share my comments with you all.
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25 Mar 2016   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Download imageres.dll and shell32.dll and place them in C:\Windows\System32.
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26 Mar 2016   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium bit

I have an HP 'Mini' with W-7 'starter' version. (<-what it sez on bottom) 'Computer' does not appear on the desktop & 'personalization' says placing it on desktop is not an option. Any way around this?? I cant figure out a way of creating a shortcut for it, , , ,

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27 Mar 2016   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

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