Rebuild Icon Cache Guide

1. Close any My Computer windows. This command will kill explorer.

2. Open the Start Menu, and type cmd in the search box and press enter (make sure you run as Administrator if you have UAC on).

3. In the command prompt, Copy and Paste the commands below:

For Windows Vista/2008/7/2008R2:

TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %LOCALAPPDATA%
DEL /A:H IconCache.db
explorer

For Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003R2:

TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
DEL /A:H IconCache.db
explorer

4. The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.