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Windows 7: Dynamic icon like the trash's

15 Aug 2010   #1
alphamoro

 
Dynamic icon like the trash's

Hi guys,
I've faced a problem with a customization willing of mine which doesn't seem to be possible, so, (although it might have been answered through past requests of the others, and that makes me apologize that I wasn't successful finding it) I want to ask it here, wishing to have anyone answer it.
I've provided myself a "Shared Documents" folder on the shared user's desktop to make it easier to share things with my brother, and to prevent myself from checking it on time, I am willing to find a way which helps me with it: To declare a icon for the empty folder state and also once it is not empty with a different icon; just as trash is.

thanks for your response in pre (or something, not familiar enough with language)


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15 Aug 2010   #2
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you are using the large icon view, your active folders should be displaying that trait anyway.
Any other view..... I'll have a look but I don't think it is possible.
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15 Aug 2010   #3
alphamoro

 
Not default Icon

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lasy B View Post
If you are using the large icon view, your active folders should be displaying that trait anyway.
Any other view..... I'll have a look but I don't think it is possible.
Thanks for fast response.
yep... I know about it, but I've already changed the icon for that folder (shell32,158)
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15 Aug 2010   #4
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphamoro View Post
Thanks for fast response.
yep... I know about it, but I've already changed the icon for that folder (shell32,158)
First off, shell32 contains no Active Folders icons. Icon 158 will be what it is, I now see what you mean. I actually thought you were talking about the folder icons in the imageres.dll.
I can remember trying to figure out how to make my Recycle Bin in XP have empty, half empty (the extra one) and full (time to empty).

I never did get it sussed out.....
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15 Aug 2010   #5
alphamoro

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lasy B View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphamoro View Post
Thanks for fast response.
yep... I know about it, but I've already changed the icon for that folder (shell32,158)
First off, shell32 contains no Active Folders icons. Icon 158 will be what it is, I now see what you mean. I actually thought you were talking about the folder icons in the imageres.dll.
I can remember trying to figure out how to make my Recycle Bin in XP have empty, half empty (the extra one) and full (time to empty).

I never did get it sussed out.....
Hey.. I know everything is possible with some lines of codes. I mean does anyone know any applications to do this? or does anyone have the knowledge to write an application?
I know it might seem very ridiculous to have a program opened all the time for such a small work. But it is still useful for some people like me. It can be gadget... or an integrated tool for another program which does the similar things...
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02 Mar 2011   #6
nugas

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

HI alphamoro
DID YOU GET YOUR ANSWER ?? PLEASE POST IF YOU HAVE SOLVED
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04 Mar 2011   #7
alphamoro

 
nope

No... I didn't find anything and I didn't look for it anymore. I found it impossible, no hope.
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