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shell icon cache in xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sabledog, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. sabledog

    sabledog Guest Thread Starter

    Apr 22, 2001
    im trying to delete the icon cache in xp.... cant find any info on how to do it in xp... is it called something else.. thanks for any help...
  2. Endemix

    Endemix Guest

    To delete it yourself, look for a file called ShellIconCache (hidden file) in your windows directory. Rename it if you want to be safe and then refresh or reboot. Windows will rebuild the icon cache and the pesky arrows should be gone.
  3. Mosaic1


    Aug 17, 2001
    In XP it is this file IconCache.db

    Here's the path:

    To clear the cache sometimes all you have to do is resize the icons. Go to display properties>Appearance>Advanced

    In the drop down menu, choose icon. Change the size and apply. The icons will change. The cache has been cleared. Change the size of the icons back to however they were originally.
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