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Help, What Should I do? Some of My Icons Turns Square blank.


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#1 alchristaegin

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:46 PM

To make things easier this is the screenshot. I tried to look at forums, seen no one with the same problem with me.

http://imgur.com/61Th3nA

Thanks before~


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:54 PM

Look fine to me.



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:59 PM

The usual > at the right side of the context menu is showing as a small black square.

 

I've seen this happen and it usually either resolves itself or a restart resolves it, so that's what I'd try first - restarting.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:51 PM

LOL...looked left (at the icons), when I should have looked right.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

If restarting does not resolve the issue maybe deleting icon cache will resolve the issue. Use my batch script to delete icon cache.

 

"Repair Corrupted Thumbnails and Blank Icons"

https://www.dost-tech.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=47


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:05 AM

Just wondering if this fixed the square icons as I am having the same issue, tried to download the batch script with no luck. Could someone please help?

 

icons.png



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:14 AM

Freebooter's website is no longer active.

 

See the search results from:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Windows+10+repair+icon+cache

It gives you multiple sets of step-by-step instructions for fixing the icon cache under Windows 10.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:29 AM

Thank you, however I have already tried several batch scripts and applications available (rebooted after also) with no luck

@echo off
set iconcache=%localappdata%\IconCache.db

echo.
echo The explorer process must be temporarily killed before deleting the IconCache.db file. 
echo.
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing.
echo.
pause
echo.
If exist "%iconcache%" goto delete
echo.
echo The IconCache.db file has already been deleted. 
goto restart


:delete
echo.
echo Attempting to delete IconCache.db files...
echo.
ie4uinit.exe -show
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F 
del /A /Q "%iconcache%"
del /A /F /Q "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*"
start explorer.exe
echo.
echo IconCache.db files have been successfully deleted.
goto restart


:restart
echo.
echo.
echo You will need to restart the PC to finish rebuilding your icon cache.
echo.
CHOICE /C:YN /M "Do you want to restart the PC now?"
IF ERRORLEVEL 2 goto no
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 goto yes

:yes
shutdown /r /f /t 00

:no
exit /B

Edited by sixone, 07 September 2018 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:32 AM

Well, the range of options is limited.  If doing specifically what is targeted at the icon cache is not working for you, and I would still look to see if there's a technique you did not try, then the next thing is:

 


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:15 PM

Hi, show hidden files and folders open %userprofile%\desktop, delete desktop.ini, restart computer. If this fails you have corruption in your right click context menu ShellExView, should reveal the culprit:-

 

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 08:45 AM

Thank you both for your reply, I have tried everything you have suggested with no luck. Tried SFC / DISM (rebooted) disabled all of the shell extensions that were flagged (rebooted). Its very strange. I also noticed some more icons/symbols missing. I wonder if this is a corrupted font/dingbat?

 

missing.png


Edited by sixone, 08 September 2018 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 08:49 AM

Well, when all else has failed and I want to try to get a clean copy of Windows 10 but keep both my files and apps/programs I use these instructions:

 

                  Doing an In-place "Upgrade" to Reinstall Windows 10 Keeping Apps/Programs and User Files

 

You need not follow the instruction with regard to turning off Secure Boot.  It works fine without doing that.

 

Of course, always do a full system image backup and a separate user data backup before going this route.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:11 PM

Hi, a over the top reinstall will most likely fix this, so be prepared to do this. (Britechguy's last post), however if you like we can try to get to the bottom of this, I have not seen this problem before.

 

Try to change themes, see if this helps.

 

Press the win + r keys together, in the run dialogue box type:-

 

cmd (next press ctrl+shift +enter) an elevated cmd prompt will open, copy the below cmd and right click anywhere in the command prompt window and select "paste", the cmd will append to the prompt, press enter.

 

reg query "HKCR\*" /s > 0 & notepad 0

 

Please post the notepad output here, this may help us find the errant entry.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:14 PM

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\Excel.exe

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\IExplore.exe

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\MSPaint.exe
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\notepad.exe
    (Default)    REG_SZ    

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\Winword.exe

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList\WordPad.exe
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\removeproperties
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\removeproperties\DropTarget
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\UpdateEncryptionSettingsWork
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\UpdateEncryptionSettingsWork\Shell

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\UpdateEncryptionSettingsWork\Shell\Decrypt
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex

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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ModernSharing
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Mp3tagShell
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{9B5F5829-A529-4B12-814A-E81BCB8D93FC}


Edited by sixone, 08 September 2018 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:38 PM

Hi, well the registry entries are fine, so unless changing the Theme has helped, I am at a loss, have you tried a clean boot?

 

Perhaps windows metrics are screwed (applies to desktop) worth a look.

 

Cmd as admin (as shown)

 

reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics" > 0 & notepad 0

 

Post notepad output here. What happens if you use task manager to stop explorer,exe process then use the File menu in TM and create a new task :- explorer.exe (as admin), how does it display now?






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