Icon Caching Problem

  1.    02 Oct 2016 #1

    Icon Caching Problem


    I'm having an icon caching problem that I've not been able to solve. What precipitated this event was that I was trying to get Adobe Connect to work. From what I could tell Shockwave was having an argument with Windows 10. I've tried everything suggested on this board and others for fixing icon caching with no results. Short of reinstalling Windows, I'm out of ideas. I've tried:

    1) System Restore
    2) Last good backup (the external hard drive that I was using for backups turned out to be corrupt and toast)
    3) Manually and using .bat files deleting and rebuilding icon cache files
    4) Increasing via regedit the size of icon cache
    5) Replacing iconcache.db with good one
    6) Repairing Windows by in place upgrade

    None of these measures have had any effect. Any other ideas?


    Regina Skylark
    Knoxville, TN
    Windows 10 Pro
    Dell XPS 13 (9350)
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       03 Oct 2016 #2

    Your icon cache files aren't getting deleted because it says you don't have permission to do that. That's probably what's happening; your computer is trying to read those icon caches, yet it doesn't have access to them, hence showing blank icons for all file types.

    Have someone help you get access to those folders, then you can run that bat file again, and theoretically speaking, you should get your icons back... that's if I'm correct =)
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  3.    04 Oct 2016 #3

    I neglected to mention that I have ownership of the icon cache files. Why I'm denied access to some of them is puzzling.
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  4. pepanee's Avatar
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       04 Oct 2016 #4

    Take ownership of that folder (C:\Users\...\Windows\Explorer), then hopefully it will work.
    Look up on the internet on how to do it, because it takes forever to type that process, my bad. Maybe someone can post how to do that, or you can easily find it on the internet.
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  5.    04 Oct 2016 #5
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