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White page on desktop short-cuts

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    White page on desktop short-cuts


    I restarted my computer today, and was faced with this?

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    Does anybody know how to fix this?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi xSaxby:
    Let's try a few things in successive order.
    - right click on the desktop and hit 'Refresh', or
    - delete the icons and create new ones by navigating to the appropriate Programs folder, right clicking on the appropriate programs icon creating a desktop shortcut, or
    - purge and rebuild the icon cache: Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot...
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  3. #3


    Did you perchance do this: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If so, you may have lost the Blank.ico in the C:\Windows directory.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Hi xSaxby:
    Let's try a few things in successive order.
    - right click on the desktop and hit 'Refresh', or
    - delete the icons and create new ones by navigating to the appropriate Programs folder, right clicking on the appropriate programs icon creating a desktop shortcut, or
    - purge and rebuild the icon cache: Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot...
    This didn't seem to work But Thank you!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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