fixing recycled folder icon

Hello, I have win98 and I had an old feline desktop theme, I changed it to a new theme. When it changed to the new theme( the new one has less frills)the "recyled folder icon" never got updated and remains with the old icon. I would like to change this back to the default. Please note this here: It is not the recycle bin(empty or full). I have the new icons for them and they are fine. emphatically, It is the "recycled folder icon" the one that appears on the left window in explorer in the C: drive right below the program files folder. Also when you open this folder up the old icon is listed in the address bar right in front of "C:recycled".
I do have tweakUI installed if it will help to fix, or could someone tell me where to go in registry to fix please. I am not advanced so give good directions, thank you.
susanstubbsAsked:
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MRVWCommented:
Go to start > find > files or folders type this shelliconcache in the box named> then hit the find now button.  When the file is found (usually in c:\windows) left click to highlight the file, then right click and select delete.  Now reboot.  this will rebuild the icon cache and restore the proper icons. Good Luck!!  - Mike
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dew_associatesCommented:
Listening!
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
Yes I have found the shelliconcache folder. Now one more question before I do as you have instructed. Will this mess up my current desktop theme? I want to keep it. Will I just have to reselect it, I can do that. Thanks that sounds easy to do, let me know what deleting this folder will do exactly. I will try your suggestion as soon as you get back with me on details. Thank you so much!
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dew_associatesCommented:
Susan, this will cause Windows to recreate the cache and if it was damaged, the icons all should then appear normally afterwards. This is a method to determine if the registry may have been damaged.
Dennis
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MRVWCommented:
Susan, as Dennis said this just going to rebuild the icon cache and should restore the proper icons.  Just take note,  as you reboot the boot process may take longer than normal as it rebuilds the icon cache,  this takes some time. - Good Luck - Mike
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
I have been late upon returning, sorry. I have gone back to look for the shelliconcache in the start/find all files and folders. I cannot find it any longer. It is not on the C:drive. Help, I cannot find it. I have restarted several times since I last looked for it.
Hey, what would happen if I selected windows default for the desktop theme selection. Do you think this would fix that old icon stuck on my "recycled folder"? then I would run at default for awhile, and then go to my new theme again. Since I can no longer find a shelliconcache in C:drive. What should I do? Sorry I have looked for it all over.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Susan, take your time here. That is a required Win98 file, so go slowly. Use find, files and folders and search for just shell or shellicon etc.
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
listing for shell in find all files and folders:
c:\windows\shellnew
c:\windows\inf\shell.inf
c:\windows\inf\shell2.inf
c:\windows\inf\ie4shell.inf
c:\windows\inf\Ieshell.inf
c:\windows\inf\shell3.inf
c:\windows\system\shellext
c:\windows\system\shell32.dll
c:\windows\system\shell.dll
c:\windows\sysbckup\shell.dll
These are just the listings for the things in C:\windows.
I have others listed in the program files but I don't think that the shelliconcache would be there.
When I typed in shellicon, nothing came up.
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dew_associatesCommented:
You need to be able to view hidden files to see
 the ShellIconCache file. To view hidden files in Windows 98, click Folder Options on the View menu in Windows Explorer, click the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK.
 
Restart your computer
 
Using Registry Editor, add the "Max Cached Icons" (without quotation marks) string value with a value data of "2048" (without quotation marks) to the following registry key
 
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
 
and then restart your computer. If the icons are still incorrect, delete the ShellIconCache file.
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
I have been to the folder options/view mmenu and the "show all files" is already checkmarked.
I have tried llooking for the shelliconcache over and over.
I have been tothe key in registry that you have posted and there is no max cached icons listed in the key section or anywhere. All it has is a key that says "icon underline" and that is all besides the "default-value not set" thingy.....
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dew_associatesCommented:
Sorry Susan, I didn't want it to seem as though I had left you hanging. Your system should be recreating the iconcachefile automatically without any intervention from you. Given that it doesn't, I think we need to check and see whether this system has any other ills. Is this the same PC with the multimedia (sound) device problem?

There may be some corruption of the registry and files on this system that is causing this.
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
Yep same puter, check out my message at the "device manager/sound device entries" question. Any way to fix registry entries?????
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
Oh, I have done lots of things to make the icons reset themselves. I have gone to display properties/appearance, second listing where it says item, selected "icon" changed size to 31, apply, ok out. Then back to this selection, changed size to 32, apply, ok out. Icons on the desktop rebuilt themselves fine. Still don't have shelliconcache folder anywhere.
I have load of dlls, that have icons in them shell32.dll., cool.dll, shell.dll. moricons.dll. BUT No SHELLICONCACHE sorry.
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dew_associatesCommented:
As noted on your other question (for the reasons noted there), I would suggest that you format that drive and reload Win98. Just the differences from the various motherboard changes and the motherboard device errors would be enough to cause problems.
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susanstubbsAuthor Commented:
Hello, sorry, I have had other problems and have been away. I have fixed the icon for the "recycled" folder in the explorer view. I went into the registry under the CLSID and found the recycle bin icon registry key,and I changed the default value to "shell32.dll,31". It had the old theme icon listed as the default. I also have two other values listed there, ones for "empty" and "full". But I left them alone, however they are still listed for the old theme as well.
Then I left the registry and went to my TweakUI98 and found the "rebuild icons" selection. I did that and then it was Fixed! I now have a regular folder icon for the "recycled" folder and I now have a shelliconcache folder in windows!!!! Thanks Dew, sorry, like I said I have been sidetracked with other problem, namely my CDwriter has died and I had to get an RMA , then got the replacement,and have to install it this weekend. Sorry about the slowness of my response, but my incorrect icon is fixed now. I will award you the points as soon as I get your reply. You are a sweety.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Glad it's fixed Susan! For a moment there I thought you had left me for someone else!
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