Desktop icons refreshing

  grumpano 13:07 17 Jan 05

Any time i go back to my desktop the icons take an age to refresh. Can anybody tell me how to solve the problem.

  grumpano 13:33 17 Jan 05

Please help guys

  BurrWalnut 14:30 17 Jan 05

I'm not sure this will cure your exact problem but it won't do any harm.

The computer hesitates while windows "refreshes" all of the Desktop Icons. This is because the ShellIconCache file has reached it's limit of 500 entries.

To stop this run Regedit and open the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and Edit, New, String Value. Name it MaxCachedIcons and then right-click, Modify the value to 2000.

  grumpano 21:17 17 Jan 05

Hmm i'm to scared of going into the registry. Any more ideas anybody?

  spikeychris 21:20 17 Jan 05

What operating system are you using?

  grumpano 21:22 17 Jan 05


  VoG II 21:22 17 Jan 05


click here explains in more detail.

  spikeychris 21:36 17 Jan 05

Easier still. click here and download to your desktop. Double click the file and say yes you do want to add it to the reg

  grumpano 21:38 17 Jan 05

How will this solve the problem. i only have about 10 icons on my desktop?

  VoG II 21:43 17 Jan 05

Icon cache contains loads of icons, not just those on your desktop.

  grumpano 22:03 17 Jan 05

So would it be worth using the program then VoG

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