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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       13 Aug 2016 #1

    desktop shortcut icons keep changing/moving


    my desktop shortcut icons keep changing size and moving about. this isn't a big deal; just annoying. check out the attachments. any ideas?Click image for larger version. 

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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,324
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       14 Aug 2016 #2

    That's a new problem! Try clearing the icon cache by deleting hidden file iconcache.db from C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Local and restart. Also try running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt and restart.
    Last edited by Steve C; 14 Aug 2016 at 10:09.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #3

    Steve C said: View Post
    That's a new problem! Try clearing the icon cache by deleting hidden file iconcache.db from C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Local and restart. Also try running sfc /sannow from an elevated command prompt and restart.
    i did the first thing you suggested (now i will watch what happens). but i don't understand the second one. what is an elevated command prompt? i am also unable to enter anything into the search box from the start menu. is that what you are referring to? any hints on how to fix that problem? it also showed up after getting the anniversary upgrade.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,324
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       14 Aug 2016 #4

    Press the Windows Key and X together, then select Command Prompt (Admin). You will then get the Administrator Command Prompt / Elevated Command Prompt.

    Then enter sfc /scannow which will check the integrity of your system files and fix them if needed.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 825
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       14 Aug 2016 #5

    Hi, @ydaltak:

    In addition to the excellent advice already offered, here is a tutorial with a bit more detail about running the system file checker:

    How to Run SFC Command to Repair System Files in Windows 10

    HTH,
    MM
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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    Press the Windows Key and X together, then select Command Prompt (Admin). You will then get the Administrator Command Prompt / Elevated Command Prompt.

    Then enter sfc /scannow which will check the integrity of your system files and fix them if needed.
    i am the administrator on this computer. i get the message "you must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility."

    i had made a new user account to check something suggested in another thread. i then deleted that account. but now when i boot up i have to put in my password. not cool. it shows 2 accounts with my name, one has my avatar the other does not. something funky is going on. want to make a quick trip to utah? LOL
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #7

    ydaltak said: View Post
    i am the administrator on this computer. i get the message "you must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility."
    tried it again. it's running now. slowly and surely.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #8

    ydaltak said: View Post
    tried it again. it's running now. slowly and surely.
    integrity check ran and completed with no problems
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Aug 2016 #9

    Running a 3rd party shell?
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  10. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #10

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Running a 3rd party shell?
    not sure what you mean. i'm using windows 10 start menu, not a 3rd party.
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