How to reconfigure a Broken Icon Cache in Windows 10

The icons used by Windows for your documents and programs are stored in an icon cache so that they can be viewed quickly instead of having to load them slowly every time. If you ever have issues with your computer’s icon, restoration of the icon cache can be of help. The icon cache sometimes gets out of date, causing icons to display incorrectly or even get missing. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to reconfigure a Broken Icon Cache in Windows 10.

Reconfigure a Broken Icon Cache in Windows 10

To reconfigure a Broken Icon Cache in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Open the File Explorer and go to the following folder.

C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

The following screen will appear.

Locate the Explorer option. Then press Shift key and right click on the Explorer option and the following menu will appear as the following image is showing.

Then click the Open PowerShell window here option as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

Then type the dir command into the PowerShell editor and press the Enter key then the following image is showing.

Then right click on the taskbar and select the Task Manager option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Task Manager option, the following screen will appear.

Locate the Windows Explorer and right click on it. Then choose the End task option as highlighted in the above image.

Then type the del iconcache* command into the PowerShell editor and press the Enter key.

After icon cache, the asterisk is required to ensure that all files with names beginning with icon cache are included in the delete procedure. That should remove all files in the icon cache.

Run the dir command to search the list of files left over. If one or more icon cache files are still listed, this means that other applications still run in the background. Close them, and if necessary repeat the procedure.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to reconfigure a broken icon cache in Windows 10.

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