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Program Icons Are Faulty


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#1 phil cooke

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:30 AM

Program icons have started to be replaced by a default icon. Its getting worse. Desktop icons are OK. Under programs about a half are now wrong. Also in Outlook an html attachment has the wrong icon.
Any ideas anyone

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:11 AM

Try this

ShellIconFix utility repairs the icons
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/shelliconfix.htm

#3 phil cooke

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for the suggestion
Have taken a look but appication offers to fix only a smal number of specific icons. Non of those listed are problems.
Research to date suggests the problem is overflow of a cache file called shelliconscache. But so far cannot find it
Tweak Ui fixed a couple on the desktop, but left program icons untouched

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:46 AM

Here is a search page at Microsoft Knowledge base for this also

http://search.support.microsoft.com/search...ode=a&adv=1

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:19 PM

Try this link

Set folder options to view hidden files & folders.
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"If your icons appear garbled or use the wrong images, your icon cache file may be corrupt. This file stores Taskbar, Desktop, Start menu, and program icons so Windows can display them quickly. The icon cache sometimes becomes corrupt after a system crash or installation failure. However, if you delete the icon cache, Windows automatically rebuilds a clean one. In Windows 98 and Windows Me, delete the hidden file ShellIconCache found at: C:\WINDOWS\ShellIconCache. In Windows XP, delete the file IconCache.db found at: C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ USERNAME\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\IconCache.db (where USERNAME is your account name).

If you don't see these files, you may need to change the system setting so you can view hidden files. Right-click the Start button and choose Explore; when Windows Explorer opens, click Folder Options from the View menu (or Tools menu in WinXP). Next, choose the View tab from the dialog box that displays on-screen. Here, you can select the Show All Files option, click Apply, and click OK.

After deleting the ShellIconCache or IconCache.db icon cache files, close all windows and choose Shut Down from the Start menu. The next time you start your computer, your icons should be fixed."

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You can view the whole article if you access it from Google Search.

Edited by medab1, 11 July 2006 - 12:26 PM.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:06 PM

Try Kelly's Korner
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

There are numerous fixes on that page addressing icons.




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