Icons are used to help people identify anything more suddenly and easily. Hence, Windows has a pool of icons for all its Apps, shortcuts and so on. These icons are stored in a cache called the icon cache. Sometimes, the system files get corrupted and results into removal of icons or wrong assignment of icons. In that case, it becomes necessary to rebuild the cache. The hidden icon cache IconCache.db file for each user is located in their %LocalAppData% (“C:\Users\{user-name}\AppData\Local”) folder. The following tutorial will help you learn the process of rebuilding the cache in Windows 10.

Steps How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10

1. Press Windows+X and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt

2. If you want to rebuild the Icon Cache, then type the following commands one after another. Press Enter after each command.

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes

ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

DEL “%localappdata%\IconCache.db” /A

shutdown /r /f /t 00
The last command will shutdown you PC and then reboot again.

Hopefully, your problem will be solved.

icon cache rebuild commands


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


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