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Windows 7: Cant change taskbar icons. Help please

20 Mar 2011   #1
dflame57

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 
Cant change taskbar icons. Help please

Hey guys,

So I found a cool theme and icons to go with it. I understand how to change icons and such but I am having trouble with some. (the official Microsoft icons)

Here's my situation.

So I found in the tutorials how to change the icons. I was able to change the libraries icon assuming that when had it on the taskbar, it would change the icon as well.

I was able to change the libraries icon to what I want. I created a library shortcut. then when i pinned it to the taskbar, it changed back to the default, but only on the taskbar

Also, when i try to change the wmplayer.exe and explorer.exe icon through the properties, explorer.exe crashes as soon as I apply.

Is there anything I can do?

thanks,


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20 Mar 2011   #2
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 

How where you trying to change the icons?
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20 Mar 2011   #3
dflame57

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

I have been trying to change the icons by going through the properties and browsing to the new icon that I want. when I click apply, explorer crashes.

When I changed the library icon, I did it through the registry editor but when I pinned it, it reverted back to the default on the taskbar but still showed the new icon on the desktop.

hope this helps
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20 Mar 2011   #4
dflame57

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

ok correction. I am unable to change my icons. Everytime i open the properties and change it, explorer crashes. I'm not sure how I got the firefox icon to change without problems.
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20 Mar 2011   #5
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 

Have you ever modified any system files?
Have you tried rebooting it?
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20 Mar 2011   #6
dflame57

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

So I have got most of the icons to work except a few because it wont allow me to change it through the properties. It has the button faded out so you cant click on it so i will have to do some more research.

thanks for all your help
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20 Mar 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Use this tutorial by Brink to change the library icons correctly Libraries Icons - Change

Danny
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21 Mar 2011   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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24 Jan 2013   #9
palla2012

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You should be able to change Windows 7 library icons using this software.
Windows 7 Library Icon Changer
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