How to fix the lost icon?

The icon of software was lost. how to fix?

 Hi! It appears that your iconcash database has become corrupted. But Don't worry because the process is simple as refreshing the icon cash.


1. Open task manager
2. Right click on the process called explorer.exe
3. Click on "end process"
4. Click file then new task
5. Type in cmd.exe
6. Press ok
* Now type this in the cmd prompt...
7. cd %userprofile%\appdata\local
*press enter
*now type this...
8. del iconcash.db /a
9. Press enter
10. You may now Exit cmd prompt
11. Go back to task manager and click file then new task.
* now type this...
12. explorer.exe
13. press ok

Congratulations your icons should be appearing properly now.

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The Icon IconCache.db is a database file that Windows uses to keep copies of each icon handy. When Windows needs to show an icon, it uses the copy from the cache instead of retrieving the icons image from the original application file. This helps to make Windows generate the icons faster. But sometimes the iconcash database can become corrupted and will need to be purged. This is known as rebuilding the icon cash database.

If you run into problems of your icons not displaying correctly, the easiest fix is to remove the IconCache.db file from your local file, restarting explorer then rebooting your PC to make the changes.



Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot your PC. This action will purge and rebuild the icon cache.

Via:FixitJorge @ Euask


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