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  1. Posts : 29,983
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       02 Oct 2017 #110

    Hogtowner said: View Post
    Yet again, my bacon saved by Brink! Thanks guy.
    I'm glad it could help Don. :)
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  2.    02 Dec 2017 #111

    This would appear to be my last resort. To recap from my original thread, I turned my computer on this morning and all my desktop, task bar(clickable and working), 'This PC', Drive and File icons were all gone, only the descriptive text was remaining and clickable.

    I quote from my thread:
    There is other weirdness in that I can right click on the icons but 'properties', for instance, will not work and when I go in 'This PC' weird black bits appear in the menu on the left. Also, when I save to my E: drive, I can actually see my file icons displayed in the 'Save as' box but not when I actually navigate to the drive, only the description below where the icons should be.

    The last thing I did before turning the PC off last night was run Super AntiSpyware and Spyware Terminator and then play a bit of Battlefield 1.

    The only thing I've done to try and rectify this is do a restore to two days ago but it has had no effect.





    I've tried the 'How To' article, I've tried Winaero and I've tried the Option 1 and 2 at the start of this thread but to no avail.

    Any ideas?

    Tom.
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  3. Posts : 29,983
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       02 Dec 2017 #112

    Hello Tom, :)

    You could try doing a repair install to fix it without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  4.    03 Dec 2017 #113

    Brink,
    Yes, I have done that and it has been a complete success!

    Thanks to yourself and again to those who helped me out on my original thread for this problem.

    Much appreciated,
    Tom.
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  5. Posts : 29,983
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       03 Dec 2017 #114

    You're most welcome Tom. :)
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  6. Posts : 570
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       1 Week Ago #115

    ddelo said: View Post
    Hi Shawn :)
    I have been using your bat file, from the seveforums days, to Rebuild the Icon Cache.
    In Windows 10, MS seems to have added all those iconcache_*.db that also need to be deleted.... That's where the problem starts with the script.
    Running the bat from your first post, as admin of course, the following files get an "Access is denied" message and are not deleted.

    • iconcache_16.db
    • iconcache_256.db
    • iconcache_48.db
    • iconcache_idx.db


    If I restart the PC (by pressing y) and immediately after boot run the script again, this second time around seems to be working. i.e. no "Access is denied" to any file. It gets a little annoying to have to run the script twice (which means 2 reboots) to get the job done.

    Any ideas?

    Dimitri
    I have the same issue:

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    I've been force deleting the stubborn files on boot but I just figured out what the problem is for me.

    Find handles:


    Click image for larger version. 

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    Files are locked by a start menu replacement. Exiting the program allows the script to run without issues.
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  7. Posts : 29,983
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       1 Week Ago #116

    It's normal for those .db files to get a "access denied" message. Nothing to worry about.
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