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let me start off my expressing that i do not know anything about computer coding, so a detailed answer to the solution im hoping for would be great! i followed these instructions not knowing what it will do to my computer:

How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7

and on the top answer, the person suggested to enter the following command keys:

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local DEL IconCache.db /a shutdown /r

and now ALL of my icons have been deleted. ive tried performing a system restore but it would not change anything! please help! thank you!

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You can't simply undo that. You've deleted the icon cache file and this is irreversible but this should not be a problem because Windows should rebuild it automatically when you restart your computer.

Did you already do that?

Maybe something else went wrong.

  • yes ive done that and it didnt rebuild anything. all of my icons stored has been deleted and any new icons will not show up – Michael Feb 5 '17 at 20:01
  • @Michael I tried this solution on a Win10 computer and nothing happened. Which Windows Versiob are you running? – r3r57 Feb 6 '17 at 2:07

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