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How to resolve an issue where all Windows 7 desktop icons have become blank? (Easy Fix Articles)

Scenario Description
Oh no, all the icons on the desktop have become blank! Restarting the computer doesn't change anything. How can I resolve this issue?
Simple solutions 123
Don't worry, this issue is usually due to a software or application you installed causing an conflict with the file IconCache.db. Just follow the steps below to easily resolve this issue.

First, click the "Start" button and then click "Computer".

Now click "Organize" and then click "Folder and Search Options".

Next, please click "View", uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" and check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives". When done, click "OK". (If a warning window appears, click "Yes".)

Now click the "Start" button and then type %UserProfile%\Appdata\Local . Once done, press the Enter key on the keyboard.

Finally, right click on "IconCache.db" and then click "Delete". Restart your computer, and the issue will be resolved.

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Article ID: 2635447 - Last Review: 06/04/2014 09:18:00 - Revision: 3.2

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