Windows 10: Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank?

Discus and support Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH] Not sure why this is happening, but it happens when it's viewed as either Extra Large Icons or Large Icons. [ATTACH] It even happens... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Hollamondw, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank?


    Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank? 829f3c5c-89ba-4519-975b-3b6e07b5c614?upload=true.png



    Not sure why this is happening, but it happens when it's viewed as either Extra Large Icons or Large Icons.


    Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank? a35c5ebf-14c4-4ca5-9e16-582c733ad035?upload=true.png


    It even happens when I was saving the first screenshot... The icons for both folders AND files are just, BLANK.


    I've done this already...

    ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

    DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A

    shutdown /r /f /t 00


    I have also rebooted a few times, cleared using CC Cleaner, ensured no errors came up in Event Viewer...


    I have Windows 10 Home

    I've ran an Avira complete scan had has come back with no viruses.

    This is system wide, so it is happening to my other two SSD and my main SSD, as well as my two externals.

    Would appreciate any help to figure out this conundrum.

    :)
     
    Hollamondw, Mar 20, 2020
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  2. How to make a Uber Hidden Folder

    • Make a new folder.
    • Change the icon to a blank icon. No icon should appear
    • Rename the folder to a blank by pressing "alt + 255." (NOTE: Press 255 on the numpad) No text should appear.
    • Your done! It is uber hidden. *Big Grin Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank? :D
     
    PVTCaboose1337, Mar 20, 2020
    #2
  3. How to make a Uber Hidden Folder

    yeah but if you search within windows search can u still be able to find files you put in it like say porn or somthing like that. that you can hide from the g/f or wife lol
     
    amd64skater, Mar 20, 2020
    #3
  4. Why are my icons for both Folders AND Files, Blank?

    Blank file explorer icon.

    Fix Blank or White Shortcut Icons on Desktop

    Once in a while, the shortcut icons on the Windows desktop may suddenly been changed or became blank or ‘white paper’ icon, where supposedly the icons should be colorful and customized in style and color. It’s as if the icon for the shortcut has been removed
    or unassigned, and been replaced with default blank icon in white.

    The bug happens whenever there is corruption in icon cache database. For example, in Windows 7 pre-RC release, a network connection or broadband connection shortcut’s icon placed on desktop by user manually will go haywire and turn into blank default icon if
    there is another third-party program places an icon on desktop later.

    In order to fix the problem where shortcut icons turn to blank icon, try to refresh or rebuild the cache database for icons. There are many system management software utilities that may reset the icon cache db automatically, but here’s how to reset the icon
    cache db manually.

    To refresh and reset the icons cache, go to the following folder:

    C:\Users\\AppData\Local\

    To see the hidden AppData folder, go to Organize -> Folder and Search Options ->
    View tab, and select Show hidden files, folders and drives, and uncheck
    Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

    Once inside the folder, delete IconCache.db. Create a new file named IconCache.db, and set it to
    Read Only attribute in Properties (if the file is not read only, the cache won’t be reset). Then restart the computer. Remove the Read Only attribute of IconCache.db file, and the icons cache will be refreshed. The step will restore the desktop
    shortcut icons to their lawfully icons.

    Reference: Fix Blank or White Shortcut Icons on Desktop « My Digital Life
     
    Charivel Palisoc, Mar 20, 2020
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