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Attached File  screen.bmp   384.12KB   75 downloadsCan anyone help me? attached is a pic of my desktop, most of my items are appearing white, does anyone know how to fix this? thanks

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Your Icon cache is probably corrupted.
Delete the 'ShelliconCache' file in your Windows folder.

Subsequently, reboot.
Windows will automatically recreate the file.

NOTE: You need to be able to view hidden files to see the ShellIconCache file: click Folder Options on the View menu in Windows Explorer, click the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK.

You can also try the 'repair icons' option in TweakUI.

Afterwards, in order to diminish the chance of the problem recurring, increase the size of your Icon cache:

Copy the following bold text to Notepad:


"Max Cached Icons"="2048"

Save as Icons.reg (save as type: 'all files'), doubleclick it, and have it merged into the registry.

Good luck,
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