You will have “broken” icons on your desktop. A simple right click to the target location shows that files are there but they still look corrupted. Follow these steps to fix:
- In the command prompt, Copy and paste each command line below exactly as is one at a time and press enter after each command.
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A shutdown /r /f /t 00
- Run this script by copying and pasting to a notepad document and then Save As – (whatever).bat:
:: Created by: Shawn Brink :: http://www.sevenforums.com :: Tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html @echo off set iconcache=%localappdata%\IconCache.db echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB. echo. echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing. echo. pause echo. If exist "%iconcache%" goto delID echo. echo Icon DB has already been deleted. echo. pause exit /B :delID echo Attempting to delete Icon DB... echo. ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F del "%iconcache%" /A echo. echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted. Please "restart your PC" now to rebuild your icon cache. echo. start explorer.exe pause exit /B