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Rebuild Icon Cache v0.7b by screeny05 Rebuild Icon Cache v0.7b by screeny05
This is my First self-written Programm.
It deletes the IconCache.db and Restarts the Explorer.
You must Start it in Administration Mode.
If You find any Bugs write me a note or leave a comment.
Edit: Version 0.7b is out!


:bulletpurple: Will Delete The IconCache
:bulletpurple: Creates an Backup
:bulletpurple: Recovery Option

:bulletpurple: Deletes the Backup

:bulletpurple: Progressbar
:bulletpurple: +some bugfixes

:bulletpurple: fixed a bug
:bulletpurple: About Box and Links
:bulletpurple: Enhanced GUI

:bulletpurple: Added additional killing of the explorer.exe

:bulletpurple: Deleted the Progressbar
:bulletpurple: replaced Buttons with icons

:bulletpurple: new layout

:bulletpurple: Created a new Container
:bulletpurple: other icons Used thanks to ~MediaDesign
:bulletpurple: deleted some no-more-used features

:bulletpurple: More handier than Version 6
:bulletpurple: Tooltips
:bulletpurple: Labels for Icons (only main ones)
:bulletpurple: New Hover Effect for the icons.

:bulletpurple: Little changes to the layout

looking forward for more better Versions and your Ideas!

Works with Windows 7 32/64bit
Untested on Windows Vista and XP, but should also work.


Thanks for so much Comments...
I have to say some things:

:bulletblue: The IconCache.db is responsible for the Icons that you exchange.
That means if You replace an Icon of an shurtcut it wont be changed immediately. You have to delete the iconcach.db for that mannually.

:bulletblue: I have to give some people here right, who say that you can use CCleaner or such programms.
BUT, many of those programms aren´t freeware and/or overloaded.
This is just an help for an simply Job you can also do manually but not so easy.

:bulletblue: Yeah this programm is a little bit Pointless and you can do all those Jobs mannualy but its my first Application and I only wanted to solve my own personal problems easier.

:bulletblue: I want you to have an simple, portable, freeware and not overloaded Application for this Progress

:bulletblue: No the IconCache.db wont be rebuild. It only will be deleted. But the IconCache will be "rebuild". (I say that cause Iconcache deleter sounds like this Application is going to destroy your icon Cache =D)
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Amazing Picture!
rewebmart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Such a great tool I like it..Thanks for sharing..
HazZbroGaminG Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks you :) 
tray of Avira and Avira Launcher 2016 is resolved!
Warmikez Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
This tool resolve the problem of icon tray icon of Avira Antivirus / Avira Connect / Avira Launcher.
Start it eand clean cache... and the Avira icon will appear
TearOfDragon Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for it, have searched a while and fould this little prog here ^^
Tested with Win10x64. More trouble with that system as in previous versions from MS ~

Only one point. I see backups created automatically. Function to disable exist or its process based and not possible? (without an extra delete function) Maybe with checkbuttons or so...
Thats my only suggestion. It's good as it is ;]
Myspek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can i use it in windows 8.1 ??? 
GMAGames Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
thank u very much
tisungeni Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
where is the download link?
miminepho Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Thanks bro, grat job
storindo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
MrBolleck Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
great tool thanx
notwritten Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
It works very well.
khatmau Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you share to me code Delete iconcache? Thanks!
cpurple1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Finally! I used a pack months ago and I could never change my icons, thanks this was a great, fast and easy solution :D
cafersicar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
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Asakami Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Really helpful!
sbrianp Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
where can i download this?? cant find the dl link for
deema78 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Hello. Used this for Elegant Edition Splinter which can be found here
Vamich Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thks a lot !
jcpfarler Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
cool thnx
stronglyon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
plz help me so runned it as administrator but it stops working
f91010860 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
same here it doesn't work for me, nothing changes
zrageburn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
phrozencrew2020 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Thanks this little apps fixed my problems. Good Job!!! I highly recommend this little applications to my friends.
Marisa85 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thank you! It's cool tool ^_^
rflfn Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I recommended your program in My theme :thumbsup::tmnt1:

> > > U-7imate < < <
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you :)
Herbis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
BTW for windows 7 and vista you could made full glass window, would be cool.
Herbis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I made same thing in CMD but i dont know why taskkill /IM explorer.exe opens shutdown dialog box... anyway is not important now :D
akimbo12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Fix pos o sicons originais do win 7.

o meu muito obrigado.
clw765 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Awesome program, just what I was looking for. Thank You!
merlinsteffen Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very useful, bro, thank you--thatīs what I need-
Feargal-LFC Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I recently installed an icon pack (token) which has replaced all my system/personal files etc with the token icons, but if i use your program will it restore the icons to default?
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i dont think that the token icon installer makes a backup nor i think that it will restore your old icons... I even think that the token installer deletes the iconcache.db
Feargal-LFC Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Ok, well i tried it anyway and my icons are back to default :) Thanks you
syafiqom Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
cool, tnx 4 sharing
eddieroolz Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great little tool! Used to do it myself through CMD but it's annoying. Thanks!
mick1705 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
works a charm ;)
Neo8gfx Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
WOW ! Thanks a lot ! :)
I have problems with my shortcuts icons, I've white rectangular forms in stead of my icons (folder + windows media). I tested the program, and i worked ... but .. I've the problem again. Who can help me ? ^^

Thx anyway, this is great !
+ fav :)
revengexx14 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
soooo what exactly does this do? what's the Icon Cache? lol
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol sorry for forgetting this... edited the description
asilaydyingdl Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Why are some of you giving this guy so much crap? Its his first program, and its a stand-alone app that doesn't carry all of the other hard-to-understand baggage of ccleaner, tweakui and other programs. This is great for a novice user. I think it was a much needed utility! I hope it ends up on and featured on windows groups throughout deviantart for all the noobs who need it.

And eluvator, it is rebuilding because when the explorer process restarts, explorer automatically rebuilds iconcache.db.

And fedia, being the windows enthusiast that you are, you outta support those who are not power users by supporting programs like this. The UI is simple and to the point despite following the three button trend. If it had two buttons, he would have to sacrifice the backup delete button, which wouldn't make sense because a novice user wouldn't be able to delete them without step by step instructions. And if it had four buttons, what else would you put? Everybody says make a backup of everything, so, this program follows suit.
eluvatar Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
hum why? and how is this rebuilding? isn't this just deleting a file? which you can do with CCleaner?... or dose this do more like rebuild and you just didn't state that?
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
edited the description
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
where do you write programs like this with? need to now for rainmeter....
revengexx14 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
you write 'em in C++ or C# or stuff like that :o

microsoft visual studio has all those options...

but i think rainmeter uses something way more primitive, not sure what though. seems like xml files.
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Iīm currently writing in VB.
ainq Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
exactly like tweak ui
screeny05 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
is there a tweakui for windows 7?
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