No icons on my desktop and superbar

Hello one day I turned on my PC and this is what I get.

And I cant open Start. So can anyone help me?:frown:

Windows maintains a cached copy of all the icons on the system to avoid having to reload the icons every time they are displayed. If this icon cache becomes corrupt then it won't display the icons correctly.

To clear the icons cache make sure you can view hidden files and then open your Windows directory in Explorer and delete the file called "ShellIconCache".

When you restart Windows the icon cache file will be automatically recreated.

I cant find that file maybe you can say where it is directly?

You can try to use this solution:

1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.
2. Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.
3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.


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Mayb the theme js too heavy? You could experiment with changing it.
Also try these.
Right click the desktop and apply one or two of the options in sort by and under view - . Do this more than once.
Open the task manager and stop all instances of explorer.exe. The start explorer.exe again.

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Thanks but I already re-installed my PC. Now its all ok.

Thanks for the feedback. All's well that ends well. : )

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