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Windows 7: Icon Cache Size - Change in Windows

20 Sep 2016   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

:) thanks a lot it worked just great

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06 Jan 2018   #21

Windows 10 Home x64

Does this apply to the IconCache.db or the IconCache_XX.db files? or both? I am on Windows 10 and i have been working with a lot of icons the past day and half so i wanted to clean everything up now that i am done. I am seeing the IconCache_48.db is 136MBs, so that is why i am asking. It seems that if this max size applies to the XX files as well then it would actually limit the system instead of adding more if that makes sense

Sorry to bring up an old thread. Just curious
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06 Jan 2018   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello mylastsong18, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

This would also apply to Windows 10, but it is for the "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" file.

If you like, you can rebuild the icon cache instead to clear it.

Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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05 Apr 2019   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This trick should help to speed up also moving icons on desktop?

I am not experiencing slowness of icons rendering.

But in my Windows 7 x64 Sp1 Ultimate running 12 GB RAM with about 30% free, on a desktop spanning over 6 screens, when certain software are open, simply moving the icons over the desktop could be quite slow.

Overall I would say that globally Windows Explorer becomes slow.
For example: right-click a desktop in order to create a new folder is very, very slow. Explorer sometimes locks itself.

CPU is i7 860 OCed @3.7 Ghz, CPU % is less than 50% on all of the 8 cores and onboard there is also 500 GB Sata SSD.
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05 Apr 2019   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello @entib,

This wouldn't affect the speed of moving icons on your desktop.

You might look through the tutorial below to pick and choose items you want that may help improve the performance of your Windows 7.

Optimize Windows 7
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05 Apr 2019   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for your reply.
I performed those optimization years ago (including a regular disk cleanup) and also I remember to have disabled the Windows Search service.

But what I have just discovered is Windows Search service is no more listed.... it is disappeared

sfc /scannow says everything is fine.

Any idea, please?
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05 Apr 2019   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It's normal. No need to worry.
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05 Apr 2019   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Is it normal losing a Windows service totally and getting slow desktop performance?
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05 Apr 2019   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

No, just the service no longer listed. You can restore the service using the tutorial below though.

Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
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