Windows 10: ALL icons missing...from entire system...!
Here's the weird part...with Explorer open and I hover the cursor arrow over the vertical slider, some weird lookin images(little black & white squares) appear and disappear quickly as you move the cursor back and forth...?
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Hey chaps, let's take this up on Monday evening...gotta hit the hay...worn out...been at this shite all day. See you around 19:00hrs my time which is central time in Canada...UNLESS I get peed off and take the stupid thing to our local Computer guy...!!
uncle & Speedy do this similar process. Speedy, replace Laurie below with your account name:
this process may be tedious, but bare with me on this:
Go to: C:\Users\Laurie\AppData
Right click Local -> Properties
Press the Security tab
Press the Advanced button
Press the Add button
Click on the blue Select a principal
Next to Applies to, sleect: This folder only
Check Full control
Press OK, press continue if that ever shows up, press OK, OK to close it all.
Restart the computer.
So you want me to delete the IconCache.db files in each of the other accounts (NOT the Admin account - don't want to risk that). I think if I do that, then reboot and log into those accounts, the IconCache.db file should be rebuilt correct? I have previously tired that in the original account that started this whole thing, and it did reappear but the problem did not go away. That said, I will do that and report back. In the mean time, I am going to bow out for now and let you work with unclepine. I will report back tomorrow. Thank you and good luck unclepine !!
Will give this a try Monday...g'Nite all
And THANKS for all the help...MUCH appreciated.
speedy gonzo: sure thing. I just dont want you to do it to the Administrator account because according to your pictures, i see the icons for your files there, hence no problem there. Yet if you actually delete this file from the admin account nothing bad should happen. It will recreate itself once you restart. But yes, I want you to delete those from the other accounts, so they can get rebuilt from scratch again, which theoretically speaking, it should fix the icons
unco: sure thing. get some rest, deal with this later.
OK. Before I try deleting the icon cache files (which will force a rebuild), I will try the procedure you have listed 2 posts up (can't quote it b/c now I am on an ipad using a forum reader app). That should ensure the permissions are set to allow access. I think you are right about it being a permissions problem since when I try to change an icon (see my other thread), it says Access Denied which it shouldn't be.
Tomorrow. I am Eastern time so it's even later than uncle pine and my old button has to get up and go to work tomorrow. I may be able to fool with it over a Team Viewer link from work but remote reboots will be dicey so it will have to wait until I get home. Tomorrow I think we will kick this for me and uncle pine. That's what these forums are for. Thanks for your help and patience. Stimson too!!
I mean ShimShom. Auto correct is fighting me...
Hey - I think you did it!! I am (still) at work but I Team Viewered in and went through the process of adding the user(s) and setting full permissions as outlined above for each account's Appdata/local folder, and now I see the icons when I log into each account. I did not do a reboot. I think permissions changes take effect when you click Apply or Close and then log out and back in, and a full reboot is not required. Logging out and back in seemed to do it. I will confirm that this solved the problem (for me) and I really hope for unclepine as well. He had been fighting this for awhile and said he had a whole list of fixes that did not work.
Now this begs the question WHY would the user permissions for the Appdata/Local folder get screwed up and cause this problem? I have had Windows permissions do some strange things before but this is the first time I have seen this happen. I think most Windows permissions problems are usually caused by some inadvertent user action but they also can manifest with 3rd party programs - Adobe comes to mind.
Anyway, I will confirm when I am physically in front of the machine but I have no reason to think it is going to be different that what I see over a TViewer link. Now, pepanee, would you like to take a crack at my other mystery that may be found at Family & Other Users does not appear in Settings - Accounts
If not, that's fine. It is not really a problem - more of a mystery...
unclepine - please go through the process pepanee posted and I think you will find success !
please see the screenshot.
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