Desktop Shortcut Icons Are Black Solved

  1.    23 May 2017 #1

    Desktop Shortcut Icons Are Black

    All of my desktop shortcut icons have turned black.

    I first deleted my Explorer thumbnail cache and then my icon cache. I did not get the icons back to normal until after I deleted the icon cache.

    But after I shut down and restarted the black icons were back. I went through this twice and both time they came back after I shut down and turned the laptop back on.

    How do I get rid of these black icons permanently?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 May 2017 #2

    Does anybody have any ideas?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.   My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 May 2017 #4

    Thanks, but same results. That gets the icons back, but when I shut down and turn the laptop back on the black icons are back.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DT.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	1.16 MB 
ID:	136508
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    24 May 2017 #5

    10 days ago I ran the .bat file to remove arrows from the icons. Everything was fine until last night. I have no idea why, but the black icons appeared.

    No amount of deleting the thumbnail and icon caches would permanently fix it. The black icons always came back once I completely shut down and then started the laptop again.

    To fix this I had to download the .bat file that restored arrows to icons. Black icons gone even after completely shutting down and then starting the laptop.

    Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    I then downloaded and ran the .bat file to remove the arrows again. After shutting down and restarting the black icons and arrows are still gone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    24 May 2017 #6

    what about to restore your system?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    24 May 2017 #7

    Since system restore uses way to many resources I have it disabled. I always keep an updated image of my hard drives for times like this. If I had not been able to fix this by the weekend I would have just loaded the latest backed up image from this Sunday.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    24 May 2017 #8

    If you don't have much things installed, that's the best idea.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Hi all! I would like to add some web Shortcuts to my desktop and then change the icon so it shows a graphic for what the item is. I know how to add a web site short to the desktop, but the icon is just generic. For example, say I want to add...
my desktop shortcut icons keep changing size and moving about. this isn't a big deal; just annoying. check out the attachments. any ideas?960669606596067
My HP 15-AB271S-A Windows 10 laptop has larger desktop shortcut icons than my older E Machines E 732 laptop (which was recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Both have virtually the same screen dimensions and on checking the display...
Each and every time I boot up 2 of my computers, the desktop icon font color is black. I have to manually change them to white. I have tried looking on Google, tried resolving the problem myself to no avail. So, how can I fix this? Acer Aspire...
I created shortcuts for my most used Windows 10 apps/tiles to my desktop, but some of the shortcuts have blank icons. I re-copied some and they stuck, but a few others are still blank after several retries. i.e. Scan and Store are blank but...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:05.
Find Us