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Theme Icons still there after uninstalling theme

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8

    Theme Icons still there after uninstalling theme


    IDK what this post should go under, so I decided Help and Support would be nice.

    You see, I installed a MAC OSX theme for my Windows 8.1 and then I hated it so I uninstalled it.

    But it left icons.

    After COMPLETELY uninstalling it (I promise!) I removed EVERYTHING but still the icons were there!

    I tried doing the refresh icon cache thing and everything I've read online but didn't seem to work.

    Please help!

    attached img:

    http://i.imgur.com/ecJlSoP.png

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  2. #2


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Right Click Command Prompt > Run as administrator

    When the command prompt window opens type: sfc \scannow and hit enter.

    It will take a little time, when finished scanning, type "exit" without the quotes and reboot, upon restart your default icons should all be back.

    If you installed something like UxTheme patcher or the likes to install 3rd party themes you may have to reinstall it after you reboot.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Right Click Command Prompt > Run as administrator

    When the command prompt window opens type: sfc \scannow and hit enter.

    It will take a little time, when finished scanning, type "exit" without the quotes and reboot, upon restart your default icons should all be back.

    If you installed something like UxTheme patcher or the likes to install 3rd party themes you may have to reinstall it after you reboot.
    sfc /scannow

    not sfc \scannow

    Also try:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt.

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Theme Icons still there after uninstalling theme
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