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#1 Denise Miller

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

How do I restore my Icon Cache?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

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How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 7

Fix File Associations in Windows 7


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hi Denise Miller,

Your post is a little short on details, but if you mean the Icon Cache has become corrupted and you are experiencing garbled/fuzzy/wrong icons, then this article from Winhelponline Blog should do the trick.

There is also a how to on Windows VistaForums Rebuild Icon Databasethat has a batch file you can download and run to rebuild the Icon Cache database.

The IconCache.db file is in the same place in Windows 7 as it is in Vista.


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#4 Denise Miller

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

The article is the same thing that i did already but now i have no icons on the taskbar or desktop and my start button does nothing.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

Hi Denise Miller,

Power cycle and boot into Advance Menu options, then select Last Known Good Configuration. If that dosen't work boot into safe mode and try a system restore. A few more details would be nice, like how did you get to this point in the first place?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

My folder icons are not present. I deleted the icon cache to try and fix that now i have no icons

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hi Denise,

So, have you tried to power cycle by holding in the power button until it shuts down, then power back up. Press and tap the F8 key about every second until you see the Advanced Boot Options. Then select Last Known Good Configuration.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

Yes i tried that but it didnt work.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

Hi Denise,

Alright, so did you try doing a system restore after that?

What is the system doing now, please describe the situation as much as you can.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

You are providing very little information and that makes it very difficult to help you. Please explain your EXACT problem IN DETAIL.

1) What happens when you boot in normal mode?

2) What happens when you boot in safe mode?

3) What are ALL of the symptoms your system is experiencing?

4) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

5) ANY and ALL information that might assist us to assist you.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

Let me Google that for you... Posted Image Posted Image

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 7

Fix File Associations in Windows 7


Hope this helps! Posted Image




Very neat Union_thug,

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#12 Denise Miller

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Ok when i boot my computer there are no icons not even the blank icon symbol. My taskbar has not icons and the start button doesnt work. I did the rebuild icon cache thing but it did not rebuild itself. So now my computer sucks. I cant even find factory reset.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

:whistle:

You are providing very little information and that makes it very difficult to help you. Please explain your EXACT problem IN DETAIL.

1) What happens when you boot in normal mode?

2) What happens when you boot in safe mode?

3) What are ALL of the symptoms your system is experiencing?

4) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

5) ANY and ALL information that might assist us to assist you.






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