Icons Cache

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by luish, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    Somehow my icons got messed up and html files have a jpeg icon and bmp's have and exec. icon.

    how can i clean the cache adn bring things back to normal ?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you have SP1 installed you can use TweakUI from the powertoys set to flush the icon cachce, there is probably a way to do it manually, but not on that I know of :confused:
     
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    delete this file

    C:\Documents and Settings \UserName \Local Settings \Application Data IconCache.db

    reboot
     
  4. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    No change doing that, anyone ?
     
  5. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Another way of rebuilding the icon cache is this:

    Right click desktop - properties - appearence - advanced

    change the icon size, let's say from 32 to 33

    hit OK and "Apply"

    click "advanced" again and change the icon size back to 32

    OK and OK
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    This tiny program does this with a single click, RebIC



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  6. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Icon Cache is tricky - I had some pobs where I would flush the cache and it would go back o normal, others I had to reformat to get it back to normal ...

    what you could do it go to folder Options/file types and change them back manually - You did'nt by any chance install Icon Packager or something did you ?
     
  7. sww16

    sww16 Guest

    Had that same problem with my mom's 'puter. Do a search on Google for a program called RefreshEm. It fixed my mom's machine.