Saturday, August 31, 2013

Icons not showing up in Windows 7.

I ran into one of the most obscure troubleshooting tips today on the Internet.  My icons weren't showing up properly, and although the instructions were obscure, it worked like a charm.  I thought I'd echo it on my blog just in case the link changes.

Here's a cut and paste from that link:
  1. Press Ctrl-Shift-Escape to get the task manager.
  2. In the Processes tab, click on explorer.exe and click End Process. You'll get a confirmation dialog. Click "End Process" to confirm.
  3. From the File menu (still in the task manager), choose New Task (Run...).
  4. Copy/paste/enter the following command in the run box:
    cmd /c del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db /a
  5. Open the Run box again with File --> New Task (Run...). This time, enter this command:
  6. All should be okay now. Open the Start Menu and confirm that your icons are fixed now.

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