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« on: January 13, 2010, 01:23:29 PM »

Windows 7 - Increase Icon Cache Size    Idea

OK I tried the previous way of increasing my Icon Cache and at first it seemed to have some effect. However it soon became apparent that it was getting slower when I started installing more software. So I tried another way and found that this way definitely does work.

Start - Run (Regedit) to open the Registry Editor
The navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer


Create a new DWORD called 'Max Cached Icons' and set its value to 2048


Create a new REG_SZ (String Value) Called 'Max Cached Icons' (AND INCLUDE THE SPACES).

Now save and restart your machine and you are done.

As far as I can tell a values 500 is the default where set.

But you can increase it to 4096 (4MB)

I chose 8MB (8192) and it works great!
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