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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    You're out of luck until you purchase yourself a legal genuine Windows 7.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    Evening Brink! I wonder if you can help.

    I've got a VHD that mounts at startup

    It's got my documents, pictures, and lots of portable apps.

    It's also got some some shortcuts (for navigation), that accompany Quick Launch on the Start Menu

    The problem is with shortcuts in Quick Launch etc that point to stuff on the mounted volume.

    When it's good (like above) it's looks like the Quick Launch dir, as it should


    Lately (since today, upgrading Sandboxie) it's got "Bad Cache Syndrome", re objects on the VHD that are pointed to from Quick Launch, ie

    No biggy, just a quick Restart (kill and re-spawn) Explorer (courtest of a desktop context menu entry, thanks again to Brink!)

    But this "fix" doesn't work anymore. It has no effect.

    This is when I discovered your icon cache fix guide (and nearly posted there). A quick effective command I found that I believe achieves the same effect (without needing to restart) is

    ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

    I wondered what you thought, whether it's worth trying to get the volume mounted before the shell loads or the user logs in, for example, or just whether adding a "automatic delayed operation" to clear the iconcache every time I login is the way to go.... or if I have to give up on my "shared area" being so handy between the native VHD's I boot into.

    As always, many thanks Mr. Brink. You've helped lots of folks over the years... big thumbs up!
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  3. Posts : 72,139
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Hello Jonny,

    It's certainly worth a try to rebuild the icon cache to see if it something that simple may work first.
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  4. Posts : 260
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    Thanks. The problem re-occurs each login. I think the restart explorer option does work, you just need to wait a moment before doing it. IE, it's annoying, but not a show-stopper
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