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Windows Xp Pro - Most Icons Are Default Picture


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#1 kickehy

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:57 PM

So, I have a fresh install of windows xp pro on this computer, and I did all the updates to it and installed a few of the baseline spyware programs (adaware, spybot, etc) and then i tried to install adobe reader 8 and after the install, the icon was only the default application picture and not the adobe picture. I tried browsing to the director to see if i could just select the icon, but it wasn't there: they were all the default application icon. I then tried installing other programs to see what would happen, and sure enough, the other programs icons were the same. I even tried reinstalling some of the applications, but to no avail. I also noticed that the .exe files that normally have an individual icon are also the default application icon. Any ideas on how to fix that?

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:06 PM

The database for the icons may be corrupted. You can safely delete it and reboot -- Windows will create a new one.

The database file is located at:
C:\Documents and Settings\[Account Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\iconcache.db

Delete it and reboot.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:22 PM

hey thanks...that did it, but now i have to select the icons for each one :/ but hey...at least it works now...thanks

Well, it worked for all the icons I created, but for some icons (like the CD-ROM and shared folders that I browse to) they aren't there and I'm not sure how to get their icons back.

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Edited by kickehy, 31 January 2007 - 01:34 PM.





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