Icon Cache - Rebuild

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       #110

    Thank you!!! I created this account just now to thank you for this solution, and I have never done that on other forums before. My default folder icons suddenly all changed to 16 bit versions, and I've been searching for a while to find a fix. This worked beautifully (I did the manual version). Thanks again!
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       #111

    You're most welcome DKhoi, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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       #112

    Tried Rebuild of Icon Cache


    After downloading and running Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat I now have NO quick launch icons what-so-ever.

    All I icons I want are in the folder at this location: C:\Users\ME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


    But none show on in the Quick Launch area. When I try to drag a shortcut icon to the quick launch a slashed red circle appears to its side which indicates it cannot be done. The taskbar is unlocked.


    Any ideas?



    Running Windows 7 Home Premium, Ver. 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1), Dell Inspiron desktop
    Last edited by dwilkows; 20 Jun 2012 at 00:48. Reason: looks
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  4. Posts : 70,221
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       #113

    Hello Doug,

    It sounds like you have more serious issues since the rebuild icon cache only empties the icon cache to force it to reload. It cannot delete anything else.

    As a test using the tutorial below, remove your Quick Launch and add it back. Next, check through the items listed in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial to see if that may help if any items are still missing.

    Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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       #114

    Thanks for your prompt reply, Brink. Busy today but will work through your suggestions tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!
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       #115

    Okey doke Doug. Please let us know how it went and if you have any questions. :)
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       #116

    Brink said:
    Okey doke Doug. Please let us know how it went and if you have any questions. :)
    Brink! You are a genius! Thanks--everything in the Quick Launch section of the taskbar looks great.

    However, as you say... I may have more serious problems going on. I've never been satisfied with Windows 7 on this machine. Dell promised it was "Windows 7 Ready" but as soon as I upgraded from Vista, it started crashing more and revealing little quirks like this problem you solved for me, not being able to add icons to quick launch. Just recently it has become more difficult to break out of the screen saver slide show--I've resorted to opening Task Manager and when it opens, the screen saver slide show quits so I just click CANCEL on the Task Mgr window. Kinda stupid, but it works and saves me time waiting and waiting I know many people say to disable screen savers, but I get a lot more people to watch my photos that way than if I sit them down and say WATCH!

    I have come to peace with the antics of Windows 7 on this machine and will make do until I can get a Mac. Ooops... wasn't supposed to say that here!

    Thanks again!

    Doug
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       #117

    You're most welcome Doug. I'm happy to hear that it's working again for you. :)

    It may be some sort of issue carried over from Vista. Personally, I prefer to do clean installs instead of a upgrade install to avoid these type of potential issues. If you like, you might give a clean install a try when you have the time to see how that works to see if you may be able to avoid the cost of a new system.

    Clean Install Windows 7

    or

    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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  9. Posts : 7
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       #118

    What data, programs or settings will I lose by a clean Windows 7 install? I reinstalled (probably not cleanly) two years ago and remember spending the next month gathering everything back the way it was before the install.

    Doug
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  10. Posts : 70,221
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       #119

    A clean install is a fresh start, so you will loose everything and have to start from scratch with installing all programs and drivers, and setting your settings again. If you backup any files and data prior to doing the clean install, you could just copy them back afterwards.
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