The icons on my desktop are invisible, however, when I press
F5 they show correctly for about 0.1 seconds before disappearing again.
When I run the following batch script downloaded from How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows...
@echo off set iconcache=%localappdata%\IconCache.db echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB. echo. echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing. echo. pause echo. If exist "%iconcache%" goto delID echo. echo Icon DB has already been deleted. echo. pause exit /B :delID echo Attempting to delete Icon DB... echo. ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F del "%iconcache%" /A del "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" /A echo. echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted. Please "restart your PC" now to rebuild your icon cache. echo. start explorer.exe pause exit /B
Everything works great until my computer is rebooted.
The icons in file explorer (when I browse the files on my computer) display correctly and seem completely unaffected at all times. So, of course, the issue is only with my desktop icons.
I also followed the How to increase Icon Cache size in Windows 10/8/7 tutorial but nothing seems to have changed (even after rebooting).
How do I permanently fix this annoying problem?