March 3, 2010

Rebuild Icon Cache In Windows 7 To Repair Icons

If for any reason, one or more Windows 7 icons are not showing correctly, you can repair by rebuilding the icon cache. Icon cache is a hidden file located at the Local Folder. Here is how to do it:

1. Open Windows Explorer (any folder/drive).

2. As the IconCache is a hidden file, you need to enable “Show hidden files” option to see the same. To do this, head over to Tools > Folder Options, switch to View tab, and finally enable Show Hidden files, folders, and drives option.

3. Now navigate to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local folder and then delete IconCache.db file. Here username is your user profile name.

4. Reboot your computer to rebuild the icon cache.

5. All icons should be displayed correct now.

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