We have received this problem in mail from some of the reader who complained about icons display problem, icons did not appear properly or even the icons do not display for a particular file type. For some of the people icons for a specific file type changed to different random icon, all or some of the icons become black.
In order to fix all of the above mentioned you will need to force Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 to rebuild the icon cache to fix all these problems.
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Here is how can you re build the icon cache
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Manual Method To Rebuild Icon Cache
Follow the procedure below to re build the cache of icons in windows
1. Firstly you will need to show hidden files and folders
2. Now, open windows explorer and navigate to
For Vista and Windows 7
C:\Users\(You Vista User Name)\AppData\Local
For Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(Your User Name)\Local Settings)\Application Data
C:\Documents and Settings\abhi\Local Settings)\Application Data
3. Delete the file named Iconcache.db
4. now close all the process and restart your computer, at the time logging in windows will automatically re create the Iconcache.db file.
Automatically Method To Rebuild Icon Cache
There is one free utility called Icon Refresh which automatically deletes and let widows to recreate the icon cache to fix all the problems.
Icon Refresh is a simple portable utility for resetting windows icon cache files, this small application comes out to be useful windows does display the icon for a known file type or
Download Icon Refresh