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Windows 7: Problems with Desktop Icons

12 Dec 2016   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Problems with Desktop Icons

Hello again,

Having read this tutorial:

"To Rebuild the Icon Cache Manually using the Command Prompt"

I am still having problems with black overlays on all the desktop icons except one.

I run the rebuild batch file after every boot as the rebuild does not survive a reboot. It's a pain, but do-able.

I was going to try this. As the second line appears to kill Explorer, how can you enter the final two lines if Explorer is stopped? Surely you won't have a command prompt without Explorer running ?

ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A
DEL "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" /A


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12 Dec 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Have you followed the instructions in this tutorial exactly using method 2.

If that doesn't fix the problem try option 1.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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13 Dec 2016   #3
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ranger4 wrote:

> Have you followed the instructions in this tutorial exactly using method 2.
> If that doesn't fix the problem try option 1.

As I said, I've tried method 1 - it works but doesn't stick beyond a reboot.

I have not tried option two as I cannot see how you can have a command prompt with Explorer stopped. Is there some way of getting a command prompt outside Explorer ?
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13 Dec 2016   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

If this is a frequent/recurrent issue, then it might be time to run system file checker to try to repair system files?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You may need to run it two or three times.

Thanks,
MM
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14 Dec 2016   #5
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

MoxieMomma wrote:

> If this is a frequent/recurrent issue, then it might be time to run system file checker to try to repair system > files?

Frequent ? It's been like this for over a year ! Only two icons are untouched: Recycle Bin and iPlayer Recordings.

> SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

> You may need to run it two or three times.

I have done this, it found nothing. I can do it again later.

What's puzzling is, there's no IconCache.db file anywhere on the system, but it finds the icons somewhere when I run the batch file provided by the Tutorial.
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14 Dec 2016   #6
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
MoxieMomma wrote:

> If this is a frequent/recurrent issue, then it might be time to run system file checker to try to repair system > files?

Frequent ? It's been like this for over a year ! Only two icons are untouched: Recycle Bin and iPlayer Recordings.

> SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

> You may need to run it two or three times.

I have done this, it found nothing. I can do it again later.

What's puzzling is, there's no IconCache.db file anywhere on the system, but it finds the icons somewhere when I run the batch file provided by the Tutorial.

Voilą:

C:\>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\>

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15 Dec 2016   #7
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No further thoughts ?
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