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Windows 7: Change windows 7 library icons


17 Feb 2011   #1

Win 7 Home 32 Bit
 
 
Change windows 7 library icons

So I've seen a lot of posts on this subject but the thing I can't find is how to use one from a png or other file format

it looks as if it HAS to be in dll format, but I have an image that is a png that I want to use for a library icon, but I don't know how to tell windows that's the image I want since it's not a dll

can anyone direct me to somewhere I can see how to take a png and turn it into something I can use to make an icon for my library, thanks!


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17 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello MaTax91, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Actually you would need a 256x256 pixel ICO file to use. If you like, you could ZIP your PNG and upload the ZIP in a reply post here. Afterwards, I would be happy to convert it into a 256x256 ICO file for you, and post it back in a ZIP. You could then use the tutorial below with step 5 to use the ICO file.

Libraries Icons - Change

Hope this help,
Shawn
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18 Feb 2011   #3

Win 7 Home 32 Bit
 
 

well I got it in an ICO now, but where do I put it and how would I call it up?
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18 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I would recommend to save it in one of your user folders (ex: "C:\Users\User-Name\Pictures") for easy storage, and add the full path to the ICO file at step 5 of the tutorial link above for the library that you want to change the icon of.
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05 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits and Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
how to change a png to an icon

just download the "free version" of - Ico FX - no need to buy the full version cos the free version has nearly the same options than the full one
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06 Dec 2011   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As an alternative to adding the icon to the library by hand you might like to try this. Librarian: A Library Manager for Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal
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