Icons do not appear in the start menu in Windows 10? , do not worry even if you do not believe it is a very common mistake and it has an easy solution . That is why today in MrAppsGeek you will learn how to fix incorrect icons at start in Win 10 easily and quickly .
Why don’t the icons appear in the start menu?
If the icons in the start menu have disappeared or are displayed incorrectly in most cases it is usually due to problems with the icon cache . Do not worry that below we will explain how to force Windows to renew the cache of the icons and make them appear again in Start .
How To Fix Blank Icons On Windows 10 Startup Issue
The first thing that we must enter “Command Prompt” , there are several methods to do it, but the easiest is to press the right mouse button on Start and in the pop-up menu give Windows PowerShell in Administrator mode .
Next we must write the following:
- cd c:usersourusernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsExplorer
Now we must write “dir” (without quotes) which is an old MS-DOS command to see the list of the file directory of a folder , press “Enter” .
Fix Icons In Start Menu Windows 10
Next we will see a list of files with the DB extension . This extension is typical of the icon cache which we must remove to make the icons appear again in the Start menu . Although before we must close the File Explorer processes , for this we will write the following:
The File explorer will have stopped and it is now when we must eliminate all the files with the DB extension from the list. To do this we will use the following command:
You will see that there will be some DB files that you cannot delete and they will appear in red with a message that says “Access Denied” , do not worry, it is normal.
If your desktop and taskbar have disappeared, don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal and we’ll fix it by running the “Explorer” command again (without quotes).
In this way you can solve your problem since the Start icons will appear again in Windows 10 . If you have any questions you can always leave me a comment, I promise to answer. Do not forget to share these articles with your social networks , please, that would help me a lot.