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windows 8.1 desktop icon pics disappearing?

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    Windows 8.1 pro

    windows 8.1 desktop icon pics disappearing?


    Hello, little new to windows 8.1, but ive noticed my files icon pictures disappearing, first it was my malwarbytes logo, then now my utorrent logo also disappeared, as idea as to why?

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    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Skits,

    You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to help.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8.1 pro


    thanks alot Shawn, will do(:, but can you give me an explination as to why the two that icons happen to loose their image anyway? first my malwarebytes, then a couple days later my Uturrent, and ideas?
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    An icon not displaying properly could have been caused by a number of things. From the icon cache getting corrupted to a broken shortcut link.
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    Windows 8.1 pro


    Hmm i see, well seeing that not once ever in my lifetime has it just randomly happened, do you think it might be windows 8 causing this?
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    Nope. Most likely the cache is just corrupted. If so, rebuilding the icon cache should fix it.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 pro


    ok i see, i tried to open utorrent and it was deleted.. i never deleted it...
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If you are running a cleaning utility aggressively, that could be the culprit.
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