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Windows 7: Icon Cache - Rebuild

05 Dec 2010   #50

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

Perform a SFC Scan

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.

more information here How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
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05 Dec 2010   #51

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxviwe View Post
After the last step of restart, all of my computer's icons have been gone.Help me.There are no icons.Even, start menu isn't opening.
Hello Maxviwe,

It sounds like you have a more serious issue than just about icons if the Start Menu will not open. You might consider doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if it may be able to fix them for you.

Hope this helps,
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07 Dec 2010   #52

Windows 7 64-bit

SUCCESS story!
I didn't see my issue here, so this is for others who are searching...

While updating iTunes, I moved a few icons from the desktop to the taskbar. After iTunes finished, the icons blinked and bam! the icons were replaced with Windows default icon (when no icon is chosen).
The links worked, but the icon was wrong.

After finding this great site, I followed the instructions (Option #2), and everything is back to normal...

Evil iTunes. Always got to mess with Windows.

Thanks Admin!
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07 Dec 2010   #53

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome oneday1001, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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05 Jan 2011   #54
Donna R

Windows 7 64 bit

I am having a similar problem. I had to do a re-install of Windows 7 64 bit and it is working great now. But I discovered my Seagate external hard drive wasn't backing up so I re-formatted it, uninstalled the software, disconnected the unit and was going to re-install it. BUT I can not get rid of the My Replica icon in the My Computer/Other folder. I have contacted Seagate twice with no satisfaction. They told me to right click and delete it and reboot. Of course, I had tried that numerous times. You can't drag it to the recycle bin, I have checked and there is no Seagate/My Replica, etc. under Programs. The right click choices are Open/Open in New Window and Create Shortcut.

I am not going to re-connect the unit and install the software until the icon is gone. Does anyone have an answer to how I can get rid of this icon?

If I can't delete the icon the Seagate unit is going to be returned...unhappily.

So will the Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat (download from above) remove this icon?
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05 Jan 2011   #55

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Donna, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Rebuilding the icon cache is only for when you have a file or files that are not displaying the correct icon due to the icon cache being corrupted.

In your case, you might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to remove it.

Hope this helps,
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16 Feb 2011   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi all.... I just wanted to say, that I was having this exact same issue with my Win7 x64....

My mp4's were showing thumbnails, but my avi's were not. I downloaded the Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat on the 1st page of this thread, ran it as Administrator, and restarted....

This fixed my problems quickly, and beautifully.... Thanks to everyone for their respective input....
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17 Feb 2011   #57

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello JadeEagle, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results. :)
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08 Mar 2011   #58

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thanks for the download!!! It worked and I am relieved.
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08 Mar 2011   #59

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Dgonline, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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