Windows 10: All icons are gone (everywhere)

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  1.    04 Jan 2016 #11

    davidhk said: View Post
    Well, this suggestion of mine may not be what you want to do.................... Reset the PC.

    Start button > Settings > Update & Recovery > left side, click Recovery > right side, under Reset this PC, click the Get Started button.

    *** The downside of this method is that you can only keep your persona; files. All programs you have installed will have to be re-installed afterwards ***
    I really wish it didn't have to resort to that though... I just did another system restore to an even earlier save but still not working. I'm gonna try again later. It seems that I can't right click a file and select properties too. I don't know if that's related or not
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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #12

    Hi,

    I had the same problem today. When I first booted up my computer 'all' the icons where missing. I deleted the Iconcache file in appdate/local and rebooted but it made no difference. I would welcome some advice. I also do not really want to reset windows!

    I may have found a solution to the problem. I adjusted some settings in the registry and I got back all my icons. Unfortunately I lost all installed windows apps!!!!

    I then discovered that instead of doing a reset and losing all my programs and files, you can do a Repair Install. Follow the enclosed link

    Worked for me

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    I was able to reset my system, get back all missing apps and icons and things appear to be working better now.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Tim F; 07 Jan 2016 at 03:36. Reason: Update
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       07 Jan 2016 #13

    2bl said: View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I tried what you suggested but the icons are still not showing. It seems the IconCache.db is missing...
    Did you notice that the tutorial I gave you said you needed to Restart the computer to complete the process ?
    Please read that tutorial again.
    excerpt..................................
    6. Follow the instructions in the command prompt to rebuild the icon cache. If you do not restart the PC now, you will need to later to finish rebuilding the icon cache.
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  4.    07 Jan 2016 #14

    davidhk said: View Post
    Did you notice that the tutorial I gave you said you needed to Restart the computer to complete the process ?
    Please read that tutorial again.
    excerpt..................................
    6. Follow the instructions in the command prompt to rebuild the icon cache. If you do not restart the PC now, you will need to later to finish rebuilding the icon cache.
    Yes, I did restart the PC... But i never even got to deleted icon cache, it wasn't there to begin with.
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