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Windows 7: Manually Change Device Icons?

12 Jul 2009   #1
muzicman82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Manually Change Device Icons?

Has anyone figured out how to manually change device icons? It seems like there's only accurate icons for Microsoft hardware or more common things like iPods.

If so, has anyone started a sort of database of icons for specific models?


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12 Jul 2009   #2
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Can't remember where I read it, but there has been some 'looking into' of the subject. Apparently it is possible to change the device icon to one of your own, but as soon as you connect to the internet it will be overwritten, as the device icon cache is refreshed. So until that kink is worked out its really not worth it.
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12 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman82 View Post
Has anyone figured out how to manually change device icons? It seems like there's only accurate icons for Microsoft hardware or more common things like iPods.

If so, has anyone started a sort of database of icons for specific models?
there are tons of ways to change device icons. I believe there is a tutorial for it in the totorial section.. One way to chage the icon is reshacker. with it you can change the resources of most sounds, icons, and other resources.

hope this helps

Ken
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13 Jul 2009   #4
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
there are tons of ways to change device icons. I believe there is a tutorial for it in the totorial section.. One way to chage the icon is reshacker. with it you can change the resources of most sounds, icons, and other resources.

hope this helps

Ken
The way I understood the original post was that he wanted to change the icons under 'Devices and Printers', which has photo-realistic icons of attached devices. As I said, I don't think that these can be changed.
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14 Jul 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think what you are looking for is the DDORes.dll found in System32 and SysWOW64 and it contains all these icons.

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You will need something like Restorator to replace them, if you like you can post the icons you want to use and I will replace them for you.


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15 Sep 2009   #6
killest

Windows 7 RC 1
 
 

Quote:
I think what you are looking for is the DDORes.dll found in System32 and SysWOW64 and it contains all these icons.



You will need something like Restorator to replace them, if you like you can post the icons you want to use and I will replace them for you.
Hello, Thanks for this offer.

I am looking to get the standard keyboard, mouse, and joystick icons replaced with more accurate icons of my devices.
Mouse Icon: http://www.logitech.com/repository/137/jpg/979.1.0.jpg

keyboard icon: http://ucables.com/img/extra/LOGITEC...K-R28297-0.jpg

Joystick or gaming device: http://www.logitech.com/repository/104/jpg/505.1.0.jpg

Apple iPod USB Device: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...podclassic.png

I tried to change these myself, but I couldn't figure it out.
Thanks for your help!
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15 Sep 2009   #7
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killest View Post
Quote:
I think what you are looking for is the DDORes.dll found in System32 and SysWOW64 and it contains all these icons.



You will need something like Restorator to replace them, if you like you can post the icons you want to use and I will replace them for you.
Hello, Thanks for this offer.

I am looking to get the standard keyboard, mouse, and joystick icons replaced with more accurate icons of my devices.
Mouse Icon: http://www.logitech.com/repository/137/jpg/979.1.0.jpg

keyboard icon: http://ucables.com/img/extra/LOGITEC...K-R28297-0.jpg

Joystick or gaming device: http://www.logitech.com/repository/104/jpg/505.1.0.jpg

Apple iPod USB Device: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...podclassic.png

I tried to change these myself, but I couldn't figure it out.
Thanks for your help!
I haven't tried this but hopefully it will work for you, I included the icons on their own as well in case you want them.


Attached Files
File Type: zip DDORes.zip (4.54 MB, 2216 views)
File Type: zip Device Icons.zip (312.4 KB, 2125 views)
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16 Sep 2009   #8
killest

Windows 7 RC 1
 
 

Thanks Grim,

That worked well, and the icons look great!
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26 Oct 2009   #9
edenorchestra

Win 7
 
 

No but the issue is not extracting the device icons. I too am looking to change them. You can turn the automatic driver updates off and that will take car of the OS putting new ones in for you. But the issue is what points to the icon.
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06 Feb 2010   #10
mmh55

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Try this....

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