I wondered if LaunchBar Commander is connected to the Windows icon database. At one point I found via an online article, the registry key that is supposed to have a number that is connected to the icon or thumbnail datatbase and in my Windows 7 there wasn't that registry entry that was described in the article I had found.
At any rate, the first use of the day for the sidebar Launchbar there is a 'wait time' for a folder to display. This is a folder holding shortcut icons. When it has been opened once then it is actually available even by hovering for the rest of the morning. If the Launchbar is not used for a long time later in the day the same routine will repeat. Of course, this is the'go to' listing in the launchbar so that wait period can get a little aggrevating <grin>
I wondered if the icons had to be retrieved or whatever Windows does with icons.