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Does WinXP have a ShellconCache file

Posted on 2002-05-01
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I'm think, not sure, I deleted the shellconcache file in my WinXP. Is there supposed to be one becasuse if yes it never came back. If yes where would it be located?
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by:stevenlewis
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No, XP doesn't have one, that is left over from your upgrade from 9x/ME
don't worry about it
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by:stevenlewis
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9x would recreate it on reboot, but since xp doesn't use, or need it, that is why it wasn't recreated
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by:jjfarm
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Hi Stevenlewis,

Glad to see they haven't caught up with you yet :).

The reason I asked about the shellconcache is my desktop icons are loading up slower. They show up first as a text icon than change one at a time to what there supposed to be. It doesn't take long just annoying. I remembered that after deleting shellconcache the same thing would happen until shellconcahce "remembered" them.

VR
Jim
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Hi Jim, LOL nope haven't caught up with me yet.
I suggest the usual cleanup routines, defrag, disk cleanup
remove all unneeded protocols, etc
get the latest greatest vid drivers for your card. But as far as the shelliconcache, I have a clean install of xp, and no iconcache
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by:kjanx
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there is a file with icons.
do a search for  moricons.dll
lotsa strange icons there
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Thanks steve
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by:stevenlewis
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Jim, always a pleasure
Steve
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