Icon Problem, need help

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by worgeordie, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. worgeordie

    worgeordie Registered Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Every time I boot up ,only 5 of the icons on my desktop are shown ,the
    descriptions are all there,but not the icon.

    So I have to reboot 3-4 times before I can get them all to load,what is
    the problem and how do I rectify it.

    Thanks in advance, regards Worgeordie
  2. HKEY1952

    HKEY1952 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    HKEY/SECURITY/ (value not set)
    First, Welcome to Wilders Security Forums worgeordie

    delete the IconCache.db file

    Boot into 'Safe Mode' and navigate to:

    (your account name)\Local Settings\Application Data\ -and then

    delete the IconCache.db file

    empty the Recycle Bin and reboot and log into your Account

    The IconCache.db file only contains shortcuts to the Icons, so after deleation the Operating System will re-create
    the IconCache.db file and all stale or corrupted Shortcuts will be gone and or replaced with fresh Icons.

    If the IconCache.db file is not visable be sure to Enable "Show hidden files and folders" and
    Untic "Hide protected operating system files" from the Windows Explorer Tool Bar under the Tab:

    Tools\Folder Options...\View

    EDIT: for clarity

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  3. Cvette

    Cvette Registered Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    South Carolina, USA
    I would like to point out that HKEY1952's fix is a rather universal fix that should be used first before attempting to use use other measures to correct issues with your icons. I had a client whose wireless icon was missing in Windows 7, and although the blank space, and hover-over description appeared in the system tray, it was "un-clickable". Simply deleting the IconCache.db file (which can also be achieved using CCleaner) solved the issue after a reboot.

    Good stuff :thumb:
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