How to Fix Blank White Desktop Shortcut Icons in Windows 11

Windows maintains a base of icons so as not to load them from the source. If you see white shortcuts on the desktop, then most likely the system was unable to load them due to a corrupted cache. This tutorial is about how you can fix the blank desktop icons in Windows 11 desktop by deleting the IconCache.

Fix Blank White Desktop Shortcut Icons in Windows 11

Steps to Fix Blank White Desktop Shortcut Icons in Windows 11

Step 1: Press the Win + R key combination and enter %userprofile%\AppData\Local

Step 2: Next, click on the “View” tab and check the “Hidden items” box

Step 3: Delete the IconCache.db file

Step 4: Next press Win + R and paste the given path

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Step 5: Delete all files and content in the Explorer folder

Step 6: Reboot your computer.

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