How to Reset Broken Icon Cache on Windows 10

Do you want to fix blank white icons on Windows 10?

Are you searching for the working solution to rebuild the icon cache?

Icons on Windows 10 are cached to speed up the loading and not having to fetch the icon data every time you boot up your PC.

Sometimes Windows 10 icon cache may be corrupt due to some bugs.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to solve icons problems by resetting the icon cache.

Let’s go!

Fix Broken Icon Cache on Windows 10

Open the Command Prompt (cmd) as administrator from the Start menu.

Copy all these lines and right-click on the Command Prompt.

This is the explanation of these commands:

  1. Clear Icon Cache from the memory
  2. Kill the Explorer process
  3. Delete IconCache.db
  4. CD to the Explorer folder
  5. Remove iconcache* files
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
del /f "%localappdata%\IconCache_old.db" >nul 2>&1
move /y "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" "%localappdata%\IconCache_old.db"
cd "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\"
rmdir /q /s temp
mkdir temp
move /y "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" temp

Here is the output…

After the commands are run open the Task Manager, if you don’t know-how here are 10 Ways to Open the Task Manager on Windows 10.

Click on “File” > “Run new task“.

Type in “Explorer” and click “OK“.

There you have it, you just learned how to rebuild icon cache with easy steps on Windows 10.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

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