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How to Rebuild Windows 10 Icon Cache

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The icons that Windows uses for your documents and programs are saved in the icon cache, so you can display them quickly without having to load them slowly every time. If there are problems with the icons on your computer, rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Why or When do I need to rebuild the icon cache Sometimes, if the icon cache is outdated, the icon may be displayed incorrectly or even lost. For example, when you upgrade an application, this new version comes with a new icon, but the old icon is still displayed on the desktop. The icons normally displayed before may sometimes be blank or damaged. At this time, we need to rebuild the icon cache to solve the above problems.

In this article, we will show you how to rebuild the icon cache in Windows 10 to solve the problem of icon corruption. This guide also applies to Windows 8 and Windows 7.



Where is the icon cache stored In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the icon cache file is located in:
C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Loca…