Icon Cache - Rebuild

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       #20

    It's a hidden file. Did you set Folder Options to Show hidden files, folders, and drives?
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       #21

    In case it found the file i even moved it to a thumb drive and pulled the drive out.
    still the same....

    found the file - yes it was set at show hidden folders.
    i deleted it
    emptied recycle bin
    as i clicked restart - it appeared again - stubbern little cus isn't it.
    same with shut down- appears BEFORE the computer shuts down.
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       #22

    That's normal. The IconCache.db file will automatically recreate itself. Deleting it just clears and resets the icon cache. Restart as soon as you delete it instead though.
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       #23

    no improvement
    icon pics still missing.
    and on a MS product! streets and trips 2010
    Last edited by anon125; 20 Aug 2010 at 20:01.
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       #24

    system restore cured the problem.
    removing irfanview

    sadly only temporary
    I hate win7
    all it does it make MS even richer

    Issue continued in original thread:
    win7 desktop icon problem
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Aug 2010 at 00:39. Reason: added link
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       #25

    an email link led to here asking for a screenshot.
    no need. it is the standard standin icon a picture with little boxes in it.
    for adobe elements 5
    reinstalling streets got its icon going.
    thanks
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       #26

    That's great news Anon. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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       #27

    Just curious. What could cause the icons to become corrupted?
    Is it a case of power failure / connection failure / fan failure leading to the corruption of the system's registry keys, which then cause the icons to become corrupted?
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       #28

    Hello Ravanx,

    It could be a number of things that may cause a icon to become corrupted. Here are some usual causes though:
    • Icon cache itself becomes corrupted causing the icons to not load or load incorrectly.
    • Shortcut loses it's association with it's target file location.
    • The desktop or Windows Explorer window did not refresh properly to show any change that may have been made.
    • If a bad attempt was made to change the icon.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. Posts : 117
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       #29

    Brink said:
    • Icon cache itself becomes corrupted causing the icons to not load or load incorrectly.
    • Shortcut loses it's association with it's target file location.
    What are the usual causes of the two above scenarios you pointed out??
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