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Why have the " All Programs " folders changed to generic folders in the start menu section?

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Hello ziggy5059,

 

Let's try rebuilding your icon cache.

 

1. Close and save anything that you are working on. This command will kill explorer and restart the computer when completed.

2. Open a command prompt

3. In the command prompt, Type each command line below exactly as is one at a time and press enter after each command.


WARNING: The last command will restart the computer, so be sure to close and save anything that you are working on first.


taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A
shutdown /r /f /t 00


4. The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.

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Taskkill not reconized. Did not work.

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Open task manager and end the process explorer.exe 


Then run the other command as normal.

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Did not work. Taskkill not reconizied.

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I'm sorry. I wasn't clear enough.

 

Kill explorer.exe through task manager (if you can).

 

Then open command prompt and run the command

 

DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A

 


After that restart your computer and it will rebuild the icon cache.

 

 

Assuming you can kill explorer.exe through task manager.

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The system cannot find the file specified.

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