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#1 PieLam

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:28 PM

Hi, all,
 
Can someone tell me why my icon pix aren't working right?
 
In Win 7 (64 Pro), in the 'properties' context menu for shortcuts, I <click> on the 'customize' tab, then click <change  icon> <browse>, navigate to my icons folder, click on the icon image file I want for this shortcut, then a selection window appears showing the image with it already selected, I click <OK> and now I see the selected image on the properties window, as far as I know these are the proper steps to assign a custom image to a shortcut, right?
 
I know these same steps worked a few days ago on another group of shortcuts. However, when I click <apply> <<<nothing>>> happens, consequently, when I click <OK> <<<nothing>>> happens again.  I repeat these same steps several times with always the same <<<nothing>>> happens results!
 
Can anyone tell me why this is happening?
 
Also, this same thing occurs a lot even when selecting the default icon images (in the Windows default image path), but when (and IF) this happens, I'll select a different icon image, and this will often (but not ALL the time) work right & assign the image to the shortcut.  Why is this?
 


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:07 PM

Hi,

 

Try clearing and rebuilding the Icon Cache

 

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/

or

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 8
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/

Copy/Paste or Type each command in Section A. one at a time and press <Enter> after each.

The last line will force the computer to shutdown!
(Make sure you save all of your work before executing these lines)!

 

Section A.

ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache <Enter>

 

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F <Enter>

 

DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A <Enter>

 

shutdown /r /f /t 00 <Enter>

 

Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!



#3 PieLam

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:32 AM

 

old rocker, on 23 Oct 2014 - 2:07 PM, said:
 
Try clearing and rebuilding the Icon Cache
 
......
 
Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!
_________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Thanx so much!! When I navigated to the folder in question, all the icon pix that I assigned images to yesterday were there as if I'd just assigned them all new images right then! :)
 
I followed all the steps for using an elevated command prompt, after the reboot, it was as if <poof> all the icon pix had magically appeared!  I'm so happy!  Thanx again!   :)
 
On a sadder note, (that this happened in the first place, losing Icon pix and not knowing why) is a very big let down!   :(

Edited by PieLam, 24 October 2014 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:21 PM

Sometimes your computer gets a mind of it's own.

 

That is when we must remind them of their role in our lives!

 

Rock On My Friend! :guitar:






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