Recreate corrupt icon cache in Windows 10


To rebuild a corrupt icon cache you need to remove the files at the path %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

The files are names iconcache_xx.db where xx is a number

corrupt icon cache

In order to remove the files you first need to stop explorer using the below command in an Administrative Command Prompt

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

Once Explorer has been closed run the below command to remove all icon cache db files

corrupt icon cache

cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

del /f /a s IconCache*


Your corrupt icon cache should now be rebuilt and the icons will appear as normal

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