April 6, 2011 by Ivan Kristianto
Repair Missing Icon In Windows 7
Not a while ago i upgrade my OS to Windows 7 64 bit. Why using 64bit version? Because i upgraded my notebook memory to 4GB. And 32 bit OS version cannot use 4GB of memory effectively. And as soon as i upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit, it went smoothly and fast. But i got a strange error, there are some missing icons. For example Skype icon and Mozilla Thunderbird icon. See the image below:
I tried to reinstall skype and thunderbird but still the icon not showing. To fix this you need to clear Windows 7 icon cache. Follow the steps below to repair missing icon in Windows 7:
1. Kill explorer.exe: Open task manager (Ctrl + ALT + Del then choose start Task manager), find explorer.exe then press end process.
2. Run command prompt: press Windows + R then type cmd
3. Go to C:\Users\
cd C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local
4. Delete IconCache.db:
5. Start Explorer.exe: press Windows + R then type explorer.exe
6. Voila! Now the Skype and Thunderbird icon are back.
I hope that this article could help you. Thanks and please come back again.