Whenever I start Windows7 there are no icons displayed neither in desktop nor in any folder directory of Windows.

Only names of the folders and files are displayed . Also no icons in the task bar either, it looks blank.

Can someone help me solve this problem?


It did not work for me after running that .bat file these are the snapshots I think you can understand well. please take a look at that.

1.On startup: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ea823h

2.Folder directory: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pa68be

.after running .bat filehttp://www.sendspace.com/file/vgr6f1

and one thing is also happening on windows startup some SQL commands automatically run.see in link 1.

  • if the batch did not work, you are not facing an icon-cache problem. the answer lies elsewhere. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Sep 25 '13 at 11:04
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    If you're the same user as S_PRATAP, please go to superuser.com/contact and have your accounts merged. Thanks – slhck Sep 25 '13 at 11:22
  • I was unable to comment so I did that... – spratap124 Sep 25 '13 at 14:58
  • have you seen the images in the link. if you have seen that snapshots then you can see what is happening. – spratap124 Sep 25 '13 at 15:03

I had this .bat script laying around to fix icon-cache problems, hope it helps you as much as it helped me in the past.

@echo off
set iconcache=%localappdata%\IconCache.db

echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB. 
echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing.
If exist "%iconcache%" goto delID
echo Icon DB has already been deleted. 
exit /B

echo Attempting to delete Icon DB...
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F 
del "%iconcache%" /A
echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted. Please "restart your PC" now to rebuild your icon cache.
start explorer.exe
exit /B

paste it into a text editor and save it to filename.bat . Run it with admin priveledges.

  • I have got the answer myself. the problem is that I had changed the default icons of the Windows by registry long time ago but this problem is occuring since last two days. now I have deleted the key Shell Icons from the registry and every thing got correct. Thanks to all of you for considering my question. – spratap124 Sep 25 '13 at 16:53

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