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Icons from Shell32.dll don't appear!

by [Devil_shark] / February 8, 2005 11:12 PM PST

I can't see icons that are from Shell32.dll (My Computer, My Documents, IE, Folders, Recycle Bin, etc...)!
Instead of them I see that "Sheet with a window" icon.
Can someone help me with this? I really don't like that icon.
P.S.: I have Windows XP Pro, if it's helpful.

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Re: Icons from Shell32.dll don't appear!
by Tufenuf / February 8, 2005 11:46 PM PST

Devil_shark, Start your computer in SAFE mode then restart it in normal mode. This will rebuild the Iconcache.db file and should correct your icon problem.


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Should have added the following
by Tufenuf / February 9, 2005 12:04 AM PST

Devil_shark, If the start in SAFE mode then restart in Normal mode doesn't correct the problem go to the lonk below and scroll down to 121. Increase Icon Cache and download the fix which is a .vbs file.

Save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.


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Re:Should have added the following
by [Devil_shark] / February 9, 2005 12:25 AM PST

Thanks for the help Tufenuf! The start in SAFE mode was enough to get the icons back (much better now =)).

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(NT) (NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / February 9, 2005 12:40 AM PST
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