Sunday, 30 March 2014

How to Fix Missing of Actual Icon Image in Windows

That's a quite often error you might have faced in your Windows. You'll be wondered to see another icon (may be icon of MS OS) image instead of usual icon image in shortcuts, when you opened your system someday..!

From my experience, this could happen when you've installed a program or application in the previous day before this happening. Here is a simple solution to fix this error and retrieve the actual icon image.
What we are going to do here is rebuilding the Icon Cache. This will refresh the icons and will fix errors inside it.

Step 1    
Close all opened windows and applications. Now, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc or run Task Manager.

Run Task Manager
Step 2
Select Explorer.exe and click on End Process button (highlighted in the above picture). Once again you'll be prompted to click on End process button from the confirmation message that appears.

Click on End process again

Step 3
After that choose FileNew Task (Run...).

Choose FileNew Task (Run...)
Step 4
Type cmd.exe and click OK. 

Type cmd.exe and click OK
Step 5
Now Command Prompt window will be opened. Type these codes there and press Enter key each time.

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local

DEL IconCache.db /a 


Type the above 3 codes and don't forget to press Enter each time.
That's all..! Now check whether your icon images are restored or not. If you've any doubts regarding this tutorial, please let me know by posting it below. Also, don't forget to share your regards, whether this worked for you or not..!

Have a nice day..!