Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rebuilding the Icon Cache in Windows 7 (and Vista)

If you ever need to rebuild the Icon Cache and dearly miss TweakUI for this duty there are three simple command lines to run and a process to kill and then start.

1. Open Task Manager
2. Kill all explorer.exe processes (but leave Task Manager Open)
3. Open a command prompt
4. type "CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local"
5. type "DEL IconCache.db /a"
6. type "Exit"
7. Go to Applications Tab in Task Manager and click the "New Task..." button.
8. type "explorer.exe"

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