Re: Vista - Windows explorer icons corrupted
Thanks for the advice - unfortunately that didn't work (also had to reboot to
get new iconcache.db file).
Fixed the problem by using system restore, then carefully reapplying windows
updates one at a time. Still OK now...
> Try this
> Launch an elevated CMD window, ie Right click, Run as Administrator...
> Shutdown Explorer Process from the Task Manager
> In the CMD window go to C:\Users\<ProfileName>\AppData\Local
> Do the following command: attrib -H IconCache.db
> Do the following command: del IconCache.db
> Do the following command: start explorer
> This should rebuild the Icon Cache...
> "Trevor Heywood" <TrevorHeywood@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I've been using Vista Ultimate RTM since release, but all of a sudden the
> > Small Icons in explorer for folders have been corrupted - they show the
> > icon
> > normally associated with 'Computer'. If I change the view to Medium, Large
> > or
> > Extra Large icons or Tiles, these are shown with the default placeholder
> > icon
> > (the one used for a file that has no program association). I have rebooted
> > the PC but to no avail. I can manually correct any affected links (.LNK),
> > but
> > I can't change icons on actual folders or network drives.
> > What's going on and how do I fix it?