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Windows icons on taskbar dont have correct picture

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January 25, 2013 3:17:08 PM

All my icons, except the one of the thrash bin and those that represent a Word file, are white, no picture. Both on screen and in the task bar.
Is there a way to get that rioght again ? (Windows 7 Home Premium)
January 25, 2013 3:25:54 PM

Right click the shortcut > Change Icon... > Select a different icon and hit Okay and close out of the properties. Repeat that process and then select the original and see if that fixes it.
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 3:30:12 PM

Re-build the Windows 7 icon cache

Stop Explorer (use the Task Manager to do this)
Open the command prompt> type cmd in the Start Search box> right click the cmd.exe in the list > click "run as Administrator"
Go to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
Use this command to unhide the IconCache.db> attrib -h IconCache.db
Delete the IconCache.db file:> del IconCache.db
Start Explorer (or restart your computer).

Might work does sometimes ^
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 3:31:41 PM

Did you customize the icons with an app then uninstall it or try to revert back.
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January 25, 2013 4:01:32 PM

Also update and run your anti-virus and run malwarebytes.
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January 25, 2013 9:36:29 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Re-build the Windows 7 icon cache

Stop Explorer (use the Task Manager to do this)
Open the command prompt> type cmd in the Start Search box> right click the cmd.exe in the list > click "run as Administrator"
Go to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
Use this command to unhide the IconCache.db> attrib -h IconCache.db
Delete the IconCache.db file:> del IconCache.db
Start Explorer (or restart your computer).

Might work does sometimes ^


I did that, no difference. No pics.
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January 26, 2013 12:43:21 AM

Edouard999 said:
I did that, no difference. No pics.


Boot into Safe Mode and see if they are still like that. If so, you may have something starting up when Windows does that is causing the issue.

I would recommend using Autoruns.

Not sure what all those things are? Go to HERE for help with identifying those pesky startup items.

Also I would do as zdbc13 mentioned, I would recommend running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both.
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January 26, 2013 8:07:00 AM

hedwar2011 said:
Boot into Safe Mode and see if they are still like that. If so, you may have something starting up when Windows does that is causing the issue.

I would recommend using Autoruns.

Not sure what all those things are? Go to HERE for help with identifying those pesky startup items.

Also I would do as zdbc13 mentioned, I would recommend running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both.


Hi hedwar, I will try this now. Thanks. Ed
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