How to Repair and Rebuild a Corrupted Icon Cache in Windows 10

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Repair and rebuild a bad icon cache in Windows 10: - Then you install this new update of your favorite game and that's when you notice that the game icon remains the same. The new update offers a whole new icon and you're missing something on that front. He's not that cool, insofar as he considers himself a tech buff. Of course, digging deeper, finding the cause, and neglecting the source of the problem isn't new to you, which is why you're here, isn't it? Well, I can quickly tell you the secret behind this problem. In most cases, it's the icon cache behind the curtains. So read on to learn how to deal with this problem on your own with very few steps.


  • VIA repair broken icon cacheYou must first navigate to the next path. If you find the navigation part a little tricky, you can just copy and paste the path into the File Explorer navigation bar and hit Pay In as shown in the screenshot.

    C:Usersyour usernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsExplorer

    Oh! Don't forget to replace the Your username starts with your real username. Take the screenshot below for reference.


  • Once you are in the Folder Explorer, you will see various icon cache files. To repair a damaged icon cache, you need to delete all of these files. But it's definitely not as simple as pressing CTRL + A and pressing Delete key. You have to be a little systematic to get the same result. Don't worry, we've got all the steps neatly stacked for you.



  • Successful execution of the previous step will open a command window on the path you have selected. Just to be safe, type dir at the command prompt and hit Enterok. You'll see a list of all the icon cache files you saw in the second step.


  • You then need to open the Task Manager. For this, right-click on an empty space in the Taskbar and click on the option that says Task Manager.


  • Look for Windows Explorer in the list of Processes. Right click on it and then select Final Task. This will cause the Explorer and the Desk to disappear. Don't panic. Everything is under control. Now exit the Task Manager and make sure that no other applications besides the System Symbol are running.



  • Now use the dir command one more time to see the files in the folder. If multiple files are visible, some applications are still running in the background. Close them all and repeat the da iconcache * commands one more time.

  • As a final step, press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys simultaneously and choose the unsubscribe option. Once logged in, all corrupted cache files will be repaired or replaced.

That is. Nothing gives more pleasure than solving our problem on our own, right? Come back for more, because there is always something new waiting for you.

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