Windows 10: IconCache.db is missing

  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1

    IconCache.db is missing


    Hello,

    I tried to rebuild by icon cache but I can't find the file IconCache.db in C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local
    (hidden items are turned on)

    The reason I'm rebuilding icon cache is because all of my icons are gone, in desktop, control panel, folders.... (all that appears are the names) and I'm thinking it's because IconCache.db is not there. I've restarted my computer and even did system restores but IconCache.db is still missing and my Icons are still messed up.

    Is there any way to force windows 10 to build a new IconCache.db?

    Please Help
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2

    Should rebuild on reboot.
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  3.    07 Jan 2016 #3

    cyberrufus said: View Post
    Should rebuild on reboot.
    That's the problem... I never even deleted it. I've rebooted many times and it still isn't there.
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  4. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       07 Jan 2016 #4

    Hi:

    I assume you already tried this tutorial?

    Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10



    MM
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  5.    07 Jan 2016 #5

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Hi:

    I assume you already tried this tutorial?

    Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10



    MM
    Yes, I've seen the tutorial but like I said, the IconCache.db isn't there...
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  6.    08 Jan 2016 #6

    IconCache.db is missing


    2bl said: View Post
    Yes, I've seen the tutorial but like I said, the IconCache.db isn't there...
    I have been having issues with my icons as well. The shortcut arrow comes and goes and is sometimes replaced with other symbols. I've been dealing with it by refreshing the desktop but it is annoying. I too do not have a IconCache.db file located in the local folder. I do have a number on iconcache files in C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\windows folder. I don't know if that is why Windows isn't displaying them properly or if that is where Microsoft moved the .db files. See attached screen shot.
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