Windows 10: Help Please ? Deleted Iconcache.db and now Windows won't load.

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  1. Help Please ? Deleted Iconcache.db and now Windows won't load.


    Please someone help me. I booted my Windows 10 Desktop this morning and there were blank (missing) icons. After refreshing the Desktop they did not return. I read online about deleting the iconcache.db file from c:\users\username\appdata\local folder, which I did. I then restarted my PC hoping that WIN10 would automatically rebuild the iconcache.db All my desktop does now is show a small spinning blue circle that blinks into a mouse pointer every few seconds. Windows never starts and I don't know where to go from here. I have a copy of an Iconcache.db files from my laptop but I can't transfer it to my desktop with command prompt due to limitations.

    What do I do now ?

    :)
     
    RobertDaniel7, Aug 18, 2019
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  2. Aliznk Win User

    IconCache refuse to be deleted

    Hi,

    The icons on my laptop have become black, so i follow differents instructions to delete IconCache from User AppData, local. But the icons are still the same. after deleting IconCache each time i check i see that it is there. So the problem of icon is not
    resolved. Can you please help?
     
    Aliznk, Aug 18, 2019
    #2
  3. Iconcache Problem

    Hi,

    The Icon Cache or IconCache.db is a special database file that Windows utilizes to keep copies of each icon handy. To help resolve the issue, we need to rebuild your icon cache in Windows 10. Follow the steps below:

    • Right-click Start Menu button, select Command Prompt.
    • Type cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer attrib –h iconcache_*.db del iconcache_*.db start explorer
    • Then press Enter.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Aug 18, 2019
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  4. Help Please ? Deleted Iconcache.db and now Windows won't load.

    deleting the IconCache.db file

    To restore desktop icons in Windows 10, you need to rebuild the Icon Cache. In order to rebuild the Icon Cache, you need to delete the IconCache.db file.

    Here's how:

    • Open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder:

      C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • In the Explorer folder, you will see a lot of files with the
      iconcache name. Delete all of them.

    Once you have deleted all the iconcache files, a folder names IconCacheToDelete
    will appear. Simply restart your PC and this folder will disappear.

    In the event that you are unable to delete some of the files, see the steps below:

    • Open elevated Command Prompt. (Win+X > Command Prompt (Admin))
    • Type the following command, and then press Enter:

      cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer attrib –h iconcache_*.db del iconcache_*.db start explorer

    Should you encounter further issues, let us know.
     
    Patricia Yu, Aug 18, 2019
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