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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?

note:

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.

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  • 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
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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.
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
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

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

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  • 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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