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I'm having a small issue with Windows 7. Most of my Microsoft Office 2010 icons have been replaced with generic program icons. I have noticed the same anomaly with Adobe Reader, Skype, and other various programs.

Any thoughts on what might cause this?
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post #2 of 6
That happened to me before I dont know what the reason was, but what i did was

1. ctrl+alt+del
2. end the process named explorer.exe
3. press new task
4. type explorer.exe
5. restart or log off ^_^

hopefully your icons will be back to normal

edit: Or better yet

1. Close and save anything that you are working on. This command will kill explorer and restart the computer when completed.

2. Open the Start Menu, and type cmd in the search box and press enter.


3. In the command prompt, Copy and Paste each command line below exactly as is and press enter after each command.
WARNING: The last command will restart the computer, so be sure to close and save anything that you are working on first.
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %userprofile%\\AppData\\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
shutdown /r
4. The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.


Note: this will shut the system down ^_^ turn it back on, and voila! icons back ^_^
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Neither methods solved the issue for me. Do you have any other suggestions, or might someone else?
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post #4 of 6
Hmm.. that is weird... it worked for me before, it always happened to me a lot back then, with my afterburner icon, adobe icon and all that, they changed to a white icon with windows thingy on it, like some kind of default icon...

you sure you've put in the commands the right way? spaces, special characters and all that?


hmm.. *rubs chin*
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post #5 of 6
You just have to refresh your icon cache.
Download this and it'll fix it for you. I uploaded it on my own personal mediafire account.
http://www.mediafire.com/?c5d3sf5qj5kc2en

If you're edgy and think it's a virus, just copy this and paste it into notepad and save it as a .bat file and run it.

@echo off
cls
echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB.
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
pause
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
echo Attempting to delete Icon DB...
If exist %userprofile%\\AppData\\Local\\IconCache.db goto delID
echo Previous Icon DB not found...trying to build a new one
goto :main

:delID
cd /d %userprofile%\\AppData\\Local
del IconCache.db /a
pause
echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted
goto main

:main
echo Windows 7 must be restarted to rebuild the Icon DB.
echo Restart now? (Y/N):
set /p choice=
If %choice% == y goto end
echo Restart aborted...please close this window
explorer.exe

:end
shutdown /r /t 0
exit
     
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post #6 of 6
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That didn't do it, either. hmmm

EDIT: I am certain I am following your instructions properly. Else, the commands would return an error.
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