Firefox Icon went missing in Windows 7? Here’s a Fix
After installing the latest and greatest Mozilla Firefox 3.5 in Windows 7 (RC 64-bit) I noticed that after a while the icon went missing. Now Firefox was still working correctly, and when I checked the icon properties the icon was still present. But for some strange reason it wouldn’t show up in on my Desktop, my Start Menu, or my Taskbar, I would just see a broken icon.
The resolution? Rebuilding the Windows 7 Icon Cache.
Follow these directions:
- Close all folder windows that are currently open.
- Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe
- In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process
- Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
- From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
- Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
- In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
- In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
- Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
Your icons should be as good as new!
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