If one or more of your icons are not displaying correctly, or that your icon cache is corrupted, then you might consider rebuilding the icon cache to reset and reload the icon images into the icon cache. The Icon Cache or IconCache.db is a special database file that Windows utilizes to keep copies of each icon handy
Rebuild Shell Icon Cache v1.3 – (Tuesday, 23 november 2021)
[FIXED] – Conflict with 7-zip
[ADDED] – Some code improvements
Having to retrieve all possible icon images from hard disk and to render them dynamically can consume lots of system resources. As a result, Windows save icons it’s already retrieved in its memory. When Windows needs to draw an icon, it uses the copy from the cache instead of retrieving the icon image from the original application file. This helps in making Windows draw the icons faster.
Rebuild Shell Icon Cache is a Portable freeware and have ability to Refresh the Windows’s icon cache. Usage of the Application is quite simple, just double click on it that’s all. You can use Rebuild Shell Icon Cache with Command Prompt here are the supported parameters
Supported operating systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows Xp – (x86 & x64)
Updated : 2021.11.23
File: ReIconCache_x64.exe │ Virustotal
Updated : 2021.11.23
File: ReIconCache.exe │ Virustotal
The Rebuild Shell Icon Cache program only clears the icon cache.
It won’t cause such a problem. Your recycle bin icon settings may be corrupted. Open the run with the Run dialog box with keyboard shortcut Win+R and enter the command
You can edit the recycle bin icons from the screen that comes up.
Hi, I used this program in Windows 11and noticed that my Recycle Bin icon broke – is not updated when full and not updated when empty.
Can I somehow restore the changes made by the program?
Sorry for the late response, and thank you for the guidance! I decided to use the desktop.ini editor which is very useful and easy-to-use software. Please continue to make freeware as it helps the community a lot!
If a desktop.ini file is not detect the changes , you can use
function or try restarting explorer.
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Rebuild Icon cache program may not work in this situation, but you can use Desktop.ini Editor program with parameter
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Example parameter to add and update lines in Desktop.ini file;
DeskEdit.exe /F=D:\Folder /S=.ShellClassInfo /L=IconResource=C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll,24
Great Tool! Though I Faced this issue where when I created a "desktop.ini" inside a folder to change its tag and icon, then I run ReIconCache, but it sadly doesn’t rebuild the icon. (I attached the video of the issue here: Web Link … ). Thank you! And I really appreciate your work.
For me using Win10, signing out then signing in usually restores the proper icons, and I assume that also rebuilds the shell icon cache.
First, thanks for Rebuild Shell Icon Cache, and for make it free.
My problem is that the icon for USB Drives is not displaing correctly from file "autorun.inf" that is in root directory of USB drive. This file is:
label=Nom del Autorun
And in the root directory exists file "San.ico", but the icon in explorer for this USB drive is not this.
Any chance that Rebuild Shell Icon Cache can solve this?, or if not do know the problem and how to solve it?
Many thanks in advance.
As you already realized this is a secret (Actually NOT) but we can give you a hint , just look at the last picture. Or you can use one of the following codes from Run dialog, first one is for Windows 11 and Windows 10 , second one is for lower windows versions:
Which command we can use in batch file or we should use Vbs file ? if you don’t want to share this secret, tell us how to use it with scripting
(Komut dosyasına hangi komutu ekleyeceğinizi söyleyin .rebuild Shell Icon Cache yapmak için vbs? Ya da bir sırrı paylaşmak istemiyorsanız, komut dosyasına nasıl komut ekleyeceğinizi söyleyin .programınızı RelconCache seçeneğiyle çalıştırmak için vbs.exe /I.)
The application 7zip stop working, when I do a cache rebuild without closing it before.
Thank you , in the next update we will add a parameter as an option
Hello, I have a suggestion for your tool: make your app restart explorer.exe , because there are instances where the icons still won’t display correctly even after rebuilding the icon cache, and the only way is to restart explorer.exe (restarting Windows does not fix the issue, only restarting explorer.exe seems to fix this).
Is it same command?
I feel irritated when Windows 8.1 disturbs icons on my Desktop : desktop icons gets shuffled. First I thought it was a problem of icon spacing, but it happens even after I registry set large horizontal and vertical spacing of desktop icons. Is there a fix for it?
The right name of exe myst be ReCacheIcon
ReIcon Cache is a very useful tiny tool, many thanks!
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