Symbol Cache Rebuilder: Repair & Rebuild corrupted icon cache in Windows 7/8

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  1. Download and install the repair tool here.
  2. Let it scan your computer.
  3. The tool will then repair your computer.

We are pleased to announce the release of Icon Cache Builder. Although you can still manually rebuild the icon cache in Windows, you can do it with our Icon Cache Rebuilder in one click!

Symbol Cache Rebuilder

June 2024 Update:

You can now prevent PC problems by using this tool, such as protecting you against file loss and malware. Additionally it is a great way to optimize your computer for maximum performance. The program fixes common errors that might occur on Windows systems with ease - no need for hours of troubleshooting when you have the perfect solution at your fingertips:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


If you have problems with icons that are not displayed correctly. Start Icon Cache Rebuilder, click Rebuild, wait for the Explorer to update and click Restart to restart your computer. A new icon cache is created after the computer restarts.

Please note that closing the Cache Rebuilder icon before the end may cause Windows to display an error for your user profile, as it must update the Explorer and restart your computer to rebuild the Cache icon.

file from your local file, restart explorer and restart computer to make the changes.

With Icon Cache Rebuilder a user simply loads the application and once IconCache.db is present, a user can click Rebuild to delete the file and restart Explorer.

When this happens, a user can restart his computer and the IconCache.db file will be recreated.

Icon Cache Rebuilder was created by Lee Whittington, TWCF member for The at the request of Bamajon197 , and tested under Windows 7, but can also run under other versions of Windows.

If you have any questions or comments, you can do so with TWCF.

Windows 10 users can use Thumbnail and Icon Cache Rebuilder to clean and rebuild Thumbnail & Icon Cache with a single click.

Expert Tip: This repair tool scans the repositories and replaces corrupt or missing files if none of these methods have worked. It works well in most cases where the problem is due to system corruption. This tool will also optimize your system to maximize performance. It can be downloaded by Clicking Here

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