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Windows 8.1 slow icon loading

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 slow icon loading


    So my problem is, that when I start Windows, my Local Disk D folders (where I keep my pictures, music etc.) loads slowly.

    Basically when I open this folder, there is no green loading thing, but just some icons don't show up. Some are grey (blank) icons and some are entirely without icons. It doesn't matter when I access these folders, computer could have run about hour and it does the slow loading and I could access it straight from startup and they won't show.

    Once icons are loaded, they show up as they should be, until I shut down and start my computer again. I have also tried to put folder setting to general and that doesn't change anything.

    Hope someone can help me.

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  2. #2


    Uk
    Posts : 9
    windows 8 pro


    Mine does this as well.
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  3. #3


    You need to clean out your icon cache:
    1. Delete the C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file
    2. Reboot PC
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  4. #4


    Uk
    Posts : 9
    windows 8 pro


    Did`nt work!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I have the same problem here, can't remember this being a problem in 8, think it came with 8.1, and yes i did a clean install between them. Should note that this only seem to happen once for as long as the computer is on, and won't happen again untill i reboot or turn the computer off and on.

    It's like the computer needs to see through every file once it's up, and it's really slow doing it.
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  6. #6


    Uk
    Posts : 9
    windows 8 pro


    Seems ok now after last nights updates!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
    You need to clean out your icon cache:
    1. Delete the C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file
    2. Reboot PC
    I have tried this couple times and unfortunately it didn't help.

    Quote Originally Posted by praxis View Post
    Seems ok now after last nights updates!
    Have to update mine as well, hope it helps.
    Last edited by sindecay; 12 Jun 2014 at 17:01. Reason: Bad sentence
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Last update solved this for me.
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