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Windows 7: How to install downloaded 3rd party icons !


09 Jul 2011   #1

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How to install downloaded 3rd party icons !

Hi everyone,

I seem to have inadvertantly changed the '' Values not yet set '' ar the right hand side of the default icon to '' the path I had chosen for my third party folder ''. The problem is that now I can't seem to go back and erase. How do I Change the '' Values not yet set '' back to the way it was before in order that I can write down the path to my third party folder in the right place ( at the right hand side of the '' 3 '' ?

Thanks again !

Charles120463

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09 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello,maybe this will help you?
Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
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09 Jul 2011   #3

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Welcome to Seven Forums Charles120463. You can change default folder icons

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

But as far as changing groups, I am unaware of how that may be done. Perhaps with a 3rd party program like Change Folder Icons

A Guy
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10 Jul 2011   #4
Arc

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In Windows 7, the folder icons are per class ... so a particular look for the folder icons is possible ; and that particular look is a combination of 5 different icons . For details, see Folder Icon - Change Default Icon .

But if you Disable Thumbnail Preview , you can apply the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon , and can apply any folder in any place .
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11 Jul 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
In Windows 7, the folder icons are per class ... so a particular look for the folder icons is possible ; and that particular look is a combination of 5 different icons . For details, see Folder Icon - Change Default Icon .

But if you Disable Thumbnail Preview , you can apply the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon , and can apply any folder in any place .
Hi Ace, I realy hope this message get's to you, i'm still not use to using the forum's format. Anyway...

I seem to have inadvertantly writen the '' The place i chose on my computer for my folder icon file '' ( underneath the data column ) at the right hand side of the '' Default '' folder, instead of writing it at the right hand side of the '' 3 '', therefore switching the '' No values yet set '' to '' The place i chose on my computer for my folder icon file ''. The problem is tha I can't seem to erace it. I even looked up information on restauring the registery; I'm suppose to click on '' start '' ( démarrer ) in the edit section but there is no such option...?

I also forgot to specify that the the folders I downloaded where actualy a group of many design folders ( each of wich had a filled folder version and an empty folder version. They where also .Bmp I beleive. This confused me because they did not mention this in the '' how to change the default user folder tuorial '' I therefor decided to only take one fo the empty version folders and put it in a different folder which would then become my chosen file to change my default folders.

Thank's again !

Charles120463
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11 Jul 2011   #6
Arc

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I assume you are going through the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon . You need a .ico file to add an icon . Are you sure that your download is a .bmp ? that is not an usual situation... generally they are made as either .ico or .png. Whatever it may be, you may try IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor to convert it it ico.
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16 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi Arc,

thank's for the advice. I have now converted the image folders in to .ico files. It Worked! Oh and by the way,you where right, the images where indeed .png ! There only seems to be a minor glitch with the viewing of '' the red folders ( both empty and full version) '' I can only view them in small sizes I think it is. They wont go bigger like the others will. Oh well.

The next step now I guess is to be able to back track my steps and correct my mystake in the regestry before attempting to do anything else ! I would realy, greatly apreciate any help you could give me, cause right now i'm blocked untill I can fix this ! The last thing I wated to ask was '' what does a pair of full/empty folders have to do with anything '' I will nevertheless take a look at that other link you wrote to me about, mabe it will give me some answers as well ''

Thank's again Arc,

Charles120463
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16 Jul 2011   #8
Arc

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You are welcome, Charles !

After going through the other links, if you need any further assistance, just let us know .

In the mean time I am telling you two facts .... first, by registry editing, you can change the folder view to a static folder , and the icon size limits the view size. For best result, you need an icon of at least 256x256 resolution.

Second, actually a folder icon is a combination of five different icons ... not a single or a pair.
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17 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi Arc,

I succeeded in reparing my own error in the registery and have successfully downloaded the two tools they where refering to in the link you had sent me on '' How to Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icons using Resource Hacker ''. However, I don't know where to extracte the files ? When I right click and chose select all I then have the option to '' Extracte to the specified folder ''. Where do I create that folder and do I have to give it a special name ? I'm not use to '' Unraring files, folders or programmes ''.

Thank's again Arc,

Charles120463
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17 Jul 2011   #10
Arc

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Charles, you can extract files on desktop. BTW, what are you extracting? At which step of the tutorial you are right now ?
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