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Windows 7 - Desktop ikons Keeps Auto-Refreshing

I've recently started having an issue whereby my desktop icons keep refreshing - usually several minutes pass between refreshes.

A scheduled system scan for viruses last night and this morning came up negative.

Any idea as what is causing it and how to fix it... it's annoying.

Nick
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I will try right a way and let you know....

Nick
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Nope, that did not do it....

It slowed down though - now it blinks less frequently...
Giovanni

Try installing the latest graphics adapter driver.

If that fails, try the following and post your results.

 
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects /v VisualFXSetting /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
explorer.exe

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Define refreshing.....
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All icon's on the desk top change from normal to icons that do not have any image(picture) in them, it last 1 second then they turn to normal. It happens every 2 to 5 minutes. So Excel, Word or any other application related icon does not look like it should - it looks like a document that does not have an application association with it.

Hope this helps...
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To: x66_x72_x65_x65:

I tried your second resolution, updated the latest nVidia Gforce GR 320 (275.33)  driver, and ran the commands as you have them posted successfully - no change.

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Giovanni

If you power off the PC completely and power it back on, does your problem occur immediately?

Have you tried switching out monitors to verify there is no problem there?
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It does seam to help if I restart the PC. Sometimes it takes a bit before it starts the "refreshing" - like 30 minutes to an hour. As far as Monitors go, I have two 24" Monitors attached to Ge-force GT 320 card (HDMI) and it worked perfectly for about 6 months, just in the last 2 months started to do this.
Later tonight when I have some more time, I will take one Monitor off and see if that makes any difference. Also - I am thinking to start in safe mode and let it sit, just to see if it will make any difference.

In my Devices - there are two additional drivers, one is for LogMeIn, mirror drive, and the other RDesktop video Mirror Drive. I do use LogmeIn software every day, not sure about the other RDesktop. drive. I suspect it may be there because I do run XP virtual Desktop on occasion if the program I need to run will not run on Win 7 64bit. There is of course NVIDA GeForce GT 320 driver there too. (freshly updated)

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No errors in the logs
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Trying deleting your icon cache file and reloading explorer...

 
del /f /a "%appdata%\..\Local\IconCache.db"
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
explorer.exe

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Giovanni

Actually restart your PC after deleting the (hidden) IconCache.db file...
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Let me know if this batch file does the trick. :)

@echo off
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v "Max Cached Icons" /t REG_SZ /d 4096 /f
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f 
if exist %userprofile%\appdata\local\iconcache.db del /a /f %userprofile%\appdata\local\iconcache.db
shutdown /r /t 0

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So far so good, it's been already 5 minutes without blinking....
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Nope, that did not do it....but I think we traced it to an cloud app (cloud browser) called gladinet Cloud. You can look it up on www.gladinet.com. Since we have terminated the service, the explorer did not blink once. We turned it back on, and it started blinking "refreshing" immediately.

We will monitor this for a day or two just to make sure, but it looks like this is it.

Thank you kindly all for your help.

Nick Berzenji
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Thanks for all the help.
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