shortcut icons are shown as black square in properties RRS feed

  • Question

  • I thought with myself that the reason might be the corruption of the icon cashe file, so i run Microsoft troubleshooter and it fixed it. but now, after restarting windows i still have the previous problem and Microsoft troubleshooter didn't detect any problem. 
    here is a pic from one of my app http://imgur.com/CrIxE

    • Edited by Mjhl Monday, February 13, 2012 8:14 PM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 6:13 PM


  • Hi,

    please try to rebuild icon cache manually:

    1. Click Start, and open Computer.

    2. On the Tool bar, click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.

    3. Click the View tab, and check to select the Show hidden files and folders option, and click OK.

    4. Then, enter the following directory:


     5. Find the IconCache.db file, and rename it as IconCache.db.old.

    6. Close the window, and restart the computer.

    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:34 AM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:39 AM