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!


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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