Solution – Windows 7 Start menu showing unknown icon

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Sometime your windows 7 may show unknown icon for many programs in start menu. There is no proper cause of this problem, and the problem can occur on any windows 7 system.

If you are facing similar problem, here is how you can solve the programs unknown icon problem.

  • Open following folder: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local
    (Change yourname to your username in above line)
  • Delete IconCache.db file located in this folder. The file can be hidden also. If there is no IconCache.db file, proceed to next step.
  • Crete an empty text file in this folder and rename it to IconCache.db
  • Right click the newly created IconCache.db file and make it Read Only.
  • Restart your computer
  • Windows 7 start menu should now show proper icons for all programs.
  • Uncheck the Read Only box of the IconCache.db file.

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