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Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

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    Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    Hello, I've just tried to uninstall Vista OSX 4 via its uninstaller, but nothing seems to have worked. All the icons are that of MacOS, same goes for the login and bootscreens. But nevermind the last two, I will deal with them myself. What bothers me is that I cannot find IconCache.db nowhere on C:\ in order to delete it and reset the icon cache as described here, on vistax64.com. The other method (switching back to 16-bit colors also did not do the trick). Mainly my concern is for the explorer icons - system drives, start menu icons (Computer, Control panel...). Please give me a hand in dealing with this problem. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    Go here and make sure hidden files are visible.

    C:\Users\Yourname\AppData\Local

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    I already told you I've done this. Used Total Commander to search the entire system partition. No trace of IconCache.db whatsoever.

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    And I just told you where to go to find it.

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    It is not there. There are 5 files: 3 with .dat extension and two .ini. Please give me some credit, if it was in that folder, I would have seen it or at least TC would have found it.

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    do you have show hidden files selected in the folder options.

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    In Total Commander I can see all files - hidden AND system. And yes, I have this option eneabled also in Explorer, but there is actually no difference.

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    Open notepad and just save it as IconCache.db in C:\Users\Yourname\AppData\Local

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    Re: Cannot rebuild icon cache after VistaOSX

    Thank you, I think this did the trick!

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