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"

How to Enable Windows 7 GodMode

God mode in Windows 7 is similar to TweakUI in Windows XP, but is really simple to setup and requires no installation.

1. Create a new folder.
2. GodMode windowRename the folder to


(note that you can change the “GodMode” text, but the following period and code number are required).

I create this folder in my home directory.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fixing Adobe Error 148:3 Licensing for this product has stopped working

This is a pretty simple fix. Go over to Adobe's Licensing website and download the License Recovery tool. Run it and follow the prompts.

Before this I had wanted to Repair my installation and went to the Control Panel, but my only option was to uninstall the suite and re-install, so I knew there had to be a simpler way to do it and there was!