windows seven desktop icons lost images

  johnnyrocker 18:24 17 Apr 2015

any help please?

  john bunyan 18:58 17 Apr 2015

Do you mean toolbar icons, or desktop shortcuts? Images - do you mean icons? Please give a bit more information.

  johnnyrocker 19:24 17 Apr 2015

desktop images have turned to envelope type icons


  csqwared 19:43 17 Apr 2015

Try this:-

  1. Press Ctrl-Shift-Escape to get the task manager.
  2. In the Processes tab, click on explorer.exe and click End Process. You'll get a confirmation dialog. Click "End Process" to confirm.
  3. From the Applications menu (still in the task manager), choose New Task (Run...).
  4. Copy/paste/enter the following command in the run box: cmd /c del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db /a
  5. Open the Run box again with File --> New Task (Run...). This time, enter this command: explorer.exe
  6. All should be okay now. Open the Start Menu and confirm that your icons are fixed now.
  rdave13 19:45 17 Apr 2015

If you don't want to try a system restore try option one , rebuilding the icon cashe.

  rdave13 19:47 17 Apr 2015

Sorry csqwared , missed your post.

  johnnyrocker 19:50 19 Apr 2015

csqwared i tried your suggestion and got the error message windows cannot find run, any further ideas?

my thanks for help

  johnnyrocker 18:06 20 Apr 2015

further to advice received the cache rebuild failed to resolve also.

thanks anyway johnny

  bumpkin 18:39 20 Apr 2015

System Restore would seem the easiest option.

  johnnyrocker 18:50 20 Apr 2015

how would one do this on windows seven? sorry to be a bit thick


  bumpkin 19:08 20 Apr 2015

Control Panel/System/System Protection/System Restore then click on system restore and it should show your available restore points so chose one prior to your problem and let it run. Click "Show More Restore Points" if need be.

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