How to fix not properly displayed icons of known applications at Start menu, Desktop, Taskbar

It happened few times for my computer that some application icons were not displayed properly: Firefox, Virtualbox, JetBrains PyCharm, GoProStudio, Google Chrome.

Here is the solution I found at :

Here’s a slightly quicker version of the instructions.
1. Press Ctrl-Shift-Escape to get the task manager.
2. In the Processes tab, click on explorer.exe and click End Process. You’ll get a confirmation dialog. Click “End Process” to confirm.
3. From the File menu (still in the task manager), choose New Task (Run…).
4. Copy/paste/enter the following command in the run box:
cmd /c del %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db /a
5. Open the Run box again with File –> New Task (Run…). This time, enter this command:
6. All should be okay now. Open the Start Menu and confirm that your icons are fixed now.



Copying files between linux hosts

There are many ways to copy the file from one linux box to the other one.


First on the target machine (host:, place where the file should be copied to)

netsend -T machine tcp receive > filename.txt

and on the source machine (where the file is located)

netsend -T machine tcp transmit filename.txt


scp remoteUser@remoteHost:/home/remoteUser/file.txt ~/file.txt