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Windows 7: Missing Icons - NEED HELP

03 Dec 2010   #11
Adrianx

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

did u try refreshing the desktop if not try that or it could be errors in your registry


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03 Dec 2010   #12
Cato

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Is this a recent issue that just occured, or has it been like this since you can remember?
Well, I've had the same issue for some time now, I came here a while back seeking advice and rebuilding the icon cache was all that was recommended, so when that didn't work, I sort of gave up.
I guess I'm back haha.

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You may need to reboot, once again.
I was dreading that.. Truth hurts eh?
Reboot, not reinstall. There's no reason to dread a reboot. (I know you really were thinking reinstall, just had to take a swipe at you.)

Have you tried Arc's suggestion in post #8?
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04 Dec 2010   #13
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
Well, I've had the same issue for some time now, I came here a while back seeking advice and rebuilding the icon cache was all that was recommended, so when that didn't work, I sort of gave up.
Actually, rebuilding the icon cache is safe, proved and known way to get them back; that is the reason, why you got the answer.
Arc's also described another way.

Arc already said, I am repeating it. If you have used any third party program to "clean the registry" , "defrag the registry" or some sort of tool that have something to do with the integration of registry; chance is very less to get back without reinstall or a format.

If you have not used any such program, a full scan with Standard updated Antivirus plus antimalware is suggestible.
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04 Dec 2010   #14
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Abhishek ! Are you sure that rebuilding icon cache will bring back those icons , when they are not present in the disk ?

It is to bring the icons back in the system, I think . Otherwise rebuilding icon cache will find nothing there .
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05 Dec 2010   #15
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi Abhishek ! Are you sure that rebuilding icon cache will bring back those icons , when they are not present in the disk ?

It is to bring the icons back in the system, I think . Otherwise rebuilding icon cache will find nothing there .
For MS software, sometime they get back; same is for some Adobe products, if auto update is enabled; but one may have to wait for ages
I do not know how they "repair" though: may be it compares the dll files or something.

(Recall, after an update, some "custom" icons are changed back to "original)

For other third party applications, no chance as you have explained in case of nothing in the disk.
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