Sunday, 20 November 2016

Clear icon cache in windows 7/8/10


I want to clear the Windows icon cache because a Windows shortcut is currently displaying an old, incorrect icon.


  • press [Windows Key]+R (to get the run dialog)
  • in windows 7/8, run the command: ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
  • in windows 10, run the command: ie4uinit.exe -show

Additional notes:

This was verified to work in Windows 7 and Windows 10 without requiring a restart. Your mileage may vary.


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