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  1.    08 Jun 2017 #100
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 587
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Thanks Brink, that worked a treat.
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  2.    08 Jun 2017 #101
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 26,620
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074
    Thread Starter

    You're most welcome.
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  3.    28 Jun 2017 #102
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 500
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.192

    Hey Shawn,

    Do you know what is up with Windows 10 1703 and the Icon Cache? I have never seen it corrupted so frequently. It has become almost a daily occurrence. I am about ready to put a shortcut on my Desktop to rebuild the icon cache.
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  4.    28 Jun 2017 #103
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 26,620
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074
    Thread Starter

    Hey tracit99,

    I haven't heard anything about it, but it hasn't done this on my system so far.
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  5.    28 Jun 2017 #104
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 500
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.192

    It has become almost intolerable for me. It is usually Internet shortcut icons (which by their nature can be problematic over time) turning to blue globes, but I also have a Mail icon in Quick Launch which frequently just turns white.
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  6.    24 Jul 2017 #105
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 63
    Win 7x64 Pro / Win 10x64 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by tracit99 View Post
    Hey Shawn,

    Do you know what is up with Windows 10 1703 and the Icon Cache? I have never seen it corrupted so frequently. It has become almost a daily occurrence. I am about ready to put a shortcut on my Desktop to rebuild the icon cache.
    I'm having the same issue. I have Shawns "Rebuild_Icon_Cache.bat" file on my desktop already. Closing and restarting the individual programs will fix the icons one by one but the .bat file is faster and easier.

    For me it's three out of 9 of the icons in the systray. Realtek HD Audio Manager, Windows Firewall Control, and Razer Synapse. The Realtek actually changes to an older style of the icon, the other two get blurry.

    I do have my user and system variables set to folders on my ramdrive so that they "auto clean" every time I reboot but I don't think that would make a difference as the icon cache is not located in temp.

    PS I've been told by M$ that the temp folders need to be located on physical drives for any windows updates that require a reboot.
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  7.    30 Jul 2017 #106
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 63
    Win 7x64 Pro / Win 10x64 Pro

    I've found the cause (on my pc) for blurry systray icons


    M$ strikes again!

    The reason the icons in my systray keep getting corrupted is the automatic dpi scaling

    I can recreate it 100%. R Click desktop, select 'Display settings'. Change "scale and layout" to anything but 100% then change it back, bingo, blurry icons in the systray.

    Now what's happening during actual PC use is I'm playing games at higher then native (1920x1080) resolution using Nvidia DSR.

    This is triggering the automatic scaling to jump to 125% on it's own. As a side effect the wallpaper (spanning two monitors) greatly increases in scale and no longer fits on the secondary monitor.

    Now I just need to find a way to disable dpi scaling system wide with a single setting since I am unable to set compatibility mode for explorer.exe.

    The tool linked to at the end of the following post fixes this issue for me.

    Windows 10 DPI-Awareness issues, blurry text 125% - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    04 Aug 2017 #107
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Canada
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Is it possible to check for corruption before deleting the cache?

    Shane.
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  9.    04 Aug 2017 #108
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 26,620
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Shanester View Post
    Is it possible to check for corruption before deleting the cache?

    Shane.
    Hello Shane,

    If your icons are displaying incorrectly or distorted, then it's a good sign the cache may be corrupted.

    Deleting the cache won't hurt anything though. It will just force it to be recreated to start fresh.
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  10.    02 Oct 2017 #109
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Rutledge
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 Pro

    Yet again, my bacon saved by Brink! Thanks guy.
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