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Old 07-26-2007
Alex Balfour
 

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Icon Refresh
My new Vista based PC seems to refresh icons much more frequently than my
older XP based system, and much more slowly. I've increased the size of the
icon cache but there is no apparent improvement. Any thoughts, helpful tips
etc?

Alex Balfour

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Old 07-26-2007
carl feredeck
 

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Re: Icon Refresh
press f5 and they will refresh...


"Alex Balfour" <AlexBalfour@stokepoges.plus.com> wrote in message
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> My new Vista based PC seems to refresh icons much more frequently than my
> older XP based system, and much more slowly. I've increased the size of
> the icon cache but there is no apparent improvement. Any thoughts, helpful
> tips etc?
>
> Alex Balfour



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Old 07-26-2007
dean-dean
 

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Re: Icon Refresh
I'm curious as to how you increased the size of the cache.

In the meantime, try going to Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools
and open Disk Cleanup. Put a checkmark next to Thumbnails. Click on OK
This will rebuild your Thumbnails database.



"Alex Balfour" <AlexBalfour@stokepoges.plus.com> wrote in message
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> My new Vista based PC seems to refresh icons much more frequently than my
> older XP based system, and much more slowly. I've increased the size of
> the icon cache but there is no apparent improvement. Any thoughts, helpful
> tips etc?
>
> Alex Balfour


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Old 07-26-2007
Duplex
 

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Re: Icon Refresh
On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:28:06 +0100, Alex Balfour wrote:

> My new Vista based PC seems to refresh icons much more frequently than my
> older XP based system, and much more slowly. I've increased the size of
> the icon cache but there is no apparent improvement. Any thoughts, helpful
> tips etc?
>
> Alex Balfour


Stop refreshing them.


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Old 07-26-2007
Alex Balfour
 

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Re: Icon Refresh

"dean-dean" <dean-dean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm curious as to how you increased the size of the cache.
>
> In the meantime, try going to Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools
> and open Disk Cleanup. Put a checkmark next to Thumbnails. Click on OK
> This will rebuild your Thumbnails database.
>


Your suggestion did the trick. Things are much better now.

To increase the size of the ShellIconCache file you need to change a
registry entry. I used the tweaking utility X-Setup Pro from

http://www.x-setup.net/

Thank you for your help.

Alex

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Old 07-26-2007
Alex Balfour
 

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"Duplex" <double@smart.biz> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:28:06 +0100, Alex Balfour wrote:
>
>> My new Vista based PC seems to refresh icons much more frequently than my
>> older XP based system, and much more slowly. I've increased the size of
>> the icon cache but there is no apparent improvement. Any thoughts,
>> helpful
>> tips etc?
>>
>> Alex Balfour

>
> Stop refreshing them.
>
>


I don't. It's Vista refreshing them and rather slowly.

Situation is much improved now as a result of the suggestion earlier in this
thread.

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