os windows xp home, desktop icons



redbear
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
when i leave an application, word, xls, or a game the icons on my desktop are
slow to load. i know there is a file i can delete i just don't remember the
name or location. any ideas...

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
IconCache.db. A hidden file located in...

%homepath%\Local Settings\Application Data

After deleting IconCache.db, it will be automatically recreated.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302347

To display Hidden files and folders...

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide protected operating system files
Apply | OK

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:E625A29A-D58D-4141-8030-549729E7C8B1@microsoft.com,
redbear <redbear@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> when i leave an application, word, xls, or a game the icons on my desktop
> are slow to load. i know there is a file i can delete i just don't
> remember the name or location. any ideas...

redbear
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
it worked like a charm

thanks so much
--
Ron


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> IconCache.db. A hidden file located in...
>
> %homepath%\Local Settings\Application Data
>
> After deleting IconCache.db, it will be automatically recreated.
>
> HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302347
>
> To display Hidden files and folders...
>
> Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
> Check:
>  Display the contents of system folders
>  Show hidden files and folders
> UNCheck:
>  Hide protected operating system files
> Apply | OK
>
> [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
> typical items.]]
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:E625A29A-D58D-4141-8030-549729E7C8B1@microsoft.com,
> redbear <redbear@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > when i leave an application, word, xls, or a game the icons on my desktop
> > are slow to load. i know there is a file i can delete i just don't
> > remember the name or location. any ideas...
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Keep having fun, Ron. :-)


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:7A7A2961-1AE9-4E1C-833C-948DB5435764@microsoft.com,
redbear <ronnieredbear@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> it worked like a charm
>
> thanks so much
> --
> Ron
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> IconCache.db. A hidden file located in...
>>
>> %homepath%\Local Settings\Application Data
>>
>> After deleting IconCache.db, it will be automatically recreated.
>>
>> HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302347
>>
>> To display Hidden files and folders...
>>
>> Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
>> Check:
>>  Display the contents of system folders
>>  Show hidden files and folders
>> UNCheck:
>>  Hide protected operating system files
>> Apply | OK
>>
>> [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
>> typical items.]]
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:E625A29A-D58D-4141-8030-549729E7C8B1@microsoft.com,
>> redbear <redbear@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> when i leave an application, word, xls, or a game the icons on my
>>> desktop are slow to load. i know there is a file i can delete i just
>>> don't remember the name or location. any ideas...


os windows xp home, desktop icons