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Help with blank menu icons windows 10 start menu

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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As you can see, the icon is blank. It's like that for everything. What are some ways to fix this? Restarting it doesn't work, and I tried restarting windows explorer, which also didn't work.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Syaoran said:

Open CMD as admin and run this command 


sfc /scannow && dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

 

Alright. I'll try it and update how it goes.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, Syaoran said:

Open CMD as admin and run this command 


sfc /scannow && dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

 

It didn't work


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Microsoft Surface pro 7 

Core i5 1035g4

8gb ram

Surface type cover black alcantara

Platinum Surface pen

 

OnePlus 7 Pro

Jabra Elite 75

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7 hours ago, Boinbo said:

It didn't work

Let's try this then

 

Close any application that you may be running, and then do the following:

1. Open CMD as administrator

2. Type the following command to navigate to the icon cache database location and press Enter: 

cd %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

3. Type the following command to verify the icon cache database files are at the location and press Enter:

 dir iconcache*

4. The output of the dir command should list these database files:

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iconcache_1280.db
iconcache_16.db
iconcache_1920.db
iconcache_256.db
iconcache_2560.db
iconcache_32.db
iconcache_48.db
iconcache_768.db
iconcache_96.db
iconcache_custom_stream.db
iconcache_exif.db
iconcache_idx.db
iconcache_sr.db
iconcache_wide.db
iconcache_wide_alternate.db

iconcache.PNG.e69f9018e0d3b5393f5bcacf6a34a8fd.PNG

5. Type the following command to stop File Explorer and press Enter:

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

Note: Once you terminate File Explorer, your desktop background and taskbar will disappear, leaving a black screen — but it's OK, it's only temporarily. You need to close File Explorer to be able to delete the icon cache files. Otherwise, you won't be able to do it.

6. Type the following command to delete the iconcache files and press Enter:

del iconcache*

Note: If you get access denied trying to remove the files, you're probably not running Command Prompt with as an administrator. Repeat these steps, but making sure Command Prompt starts with administrative privileges.

7. Type the following command to verify that you successfully deleted the icon cache files and press Enter:

dir iconcache*

If you still see some iconcache files, then it's likely that some apps are still running, which will prevent you from deleting the database files. Make sure to close them all, and repeat the steps.

8. Type the following command to start File Explorer and press Enter:

explorer.exe

And that's it! Close CMD, and check the incons. You might need to restart your PC if the icons are still blank.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Syaoran said:

Let's try this then

 

Close any application that you may be running, and then do the following:

1. Open CMD as administrator

2. Type the following command to navigate to the icon cache database location and press Enter: 


cd %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

3. Type the following command to verify the icon cache database files are at the location and press Enter:


 dir iconcache*

4. The output of the dir command should list these database files:

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iconcache_1280.db
iconcache_16.db
iconcache_1920.db
iconcache_256.db
iconcache_2560.db
iconcache_32.db
iconcache_48.db
iconcache_768.db
iconcache_96.db
iconcache_custom_stream.db
iconcache_exif.db
iconcache_idx.db
iconcache_sr.db
iconcache_wide.db
iconcache_wide_alternate.db

iconcache.PNG.e69f9018e0d3b5393f5bcacf6a34a8fd.PNG

5. Type the following command to stop File Explorer and press Enter:


taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

Note: Once you terminate File Explorer, your desktop background and taskbar will disappear, leaving a black screen — but it's OK, it's only temporarily. You need to close File Explorer to be able to delete the icon cache files. Otherwise, you won't be able to do it.

6. Type the following command to delete the iconcache files and press Enter:


del iconcache*

Note: If you get access denied trying to remove the files, you're probably not running Command Prompt with as an administrator. Repeat these steps, but making sure Command Prompt starts with administrative privileges.

7. Type the following command to verify that you successfully deleted the icon cache files and press Enter:


dir iconcache*

If you still see some iconcache files, then it's likely that some apps are still running, which will prevent you from deleting the database files. Make sure to close them all, and repeat the steps.

8. Type the following command to start File Explorer and press Enter:


explorer.exe

And that's it! Close CMD, and check the incons. You might need to restart your PC if the icons are still blank.

I'll try it tomorrow!


It is the fabled potato.

 

System Specs:

Microsoft Surface pro 7 

Core i5 1035g4

8gb ram

Surface type cover black alcantara

Platinum Surface pen

 

OnePlus 7 Pro

Jabra Elite 75

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