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:
- Kill explorer.exe: Open task manager (Ctrl + ALT + Del then choose start Task manager), find explorer.exe then press end process.
- Run command prompt: press Windows + R then type cmd
- Go to C:Users
cd C:Users<your username>AppDataLocal
- Delete IconCache.db:
- Start Explorer.exe: press Windows + R then type explorer.exe
- Voila! Now the Skype and Thunderbird icon are back.
I hope that this article could help you. Thanks and please come back again.