In Windows 10, some folders do not display properly as they exit because of corrupt icon caches. This problem fixes by rebuilding the icon cache. In Windows 10, all icon cache is stored in IconCache.db, It’s located in the profile folder.
This article will guide you on Rebuilding the Icon Cache on Windows 10.
There are at least two methods through which you can rebuild the icon cache on Windows 10; these are the following:
- Manually rebuild the icon cache on Windows 10
- Rebuild the icon cache via Command Prompt
Manually rebuild the icon cache on Windows 10
IconCache.db file is responsible for rebuilding the cache on Windows 10 PC. If we manually delete the icon cache file and restart the PC, Windows 10 will automatically create the new icon cache file. Do the following steps:-
Step 1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer) by pressing
Step 2. Click the
Step 3. Check
Step 4. Navigate to the following path:-
Note: Replace UserName with your account user name on the PC. Here, “C” is the drive letter where Windows 10 is installed. If you have installed Windows 10 on another drive, change the “C” accordingly.
Step 5. Under the Local folder, locate the file IconCache (IconCache.db) and delete it by right-clicking and selecting the
Step 6. Once you have deleted the IconCache file from the Local directory, empty the Recycle Bin.
Rebuild the icon cache via Command Prompt
The above-mentioned is the best way to rebuild the icon cache on Windows 10; however, if you cannot delete the icon cache by the method mentioned above, you can use the Command Prompt to rebuild the icon cache. To do the same, do the following:-
Step 1. Launch the Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar, selecting Task Manage,r, or pressing
Step 2. If you’re seeing the lighter version of Task Manager, click More detail,s as shown in the picture below. If you see the full version, skip to the next step.
Step 3. Under the Processes tab, select and right-click the Windows Explorer entry and click
Step 4. From the Task Manager, click on the
Step 5. On the newly opened “Create new task” window, type
Step 6. On the Command Prompt, type the following commands one by one and press the
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
Del IconCache.db /a
The above command will delete the IconCache.db file responsible for Icon Cache.
Step 7. Again, click on the