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Windows 7: Where are the large icons?


30 Jul 2011   #1
karelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Where are the large icons?

So I'm trying to add an incon for my folder but all the icons seem to be from XP and small (in the default folder %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll). Tryed to google the location of large icons but all it gives me is links for downloading new icon packs... no thanks.
Please help. Thank you!


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30 Jul 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi karelo

The icons in the shell32.dll contain all the sizes from 16x16 to 256x256.You can use the device images scroll bar to see the different sizes available as below.

Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 12
Size:  134.4 KB

You can use this- Download IconViewer to open the .dll files to view the icon sizes.

Hope this helps

Danny


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30 Jul 2011   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If its just a folder icon you want to change just select it from the shell32.dll/imageres.dll and windows will apply the correct size for you.

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If you need more help just ask

Danny


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30 Jul 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Most of the latest icons are in imageres.dll.
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30 Jul 2011   #5
karelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

shell32.dll/imageres.dll BINGO! So that's where they're hiding. Thank you! Any other hidden folders with sys icons by any chance?
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30 Jul 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karelo View Post
shell32.dll/imageres.dll BINGO! So that's where they're hiding. Thank you! Any other hidden folders with sys icons by any chance?
Many of the .dll folders have icons in those 2 are the most common but also imagesp1.dll and zipfldr.dll contain folder icons. If you are running a 64bit System these folders are also in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 aswell as C:\Windows\System32

Danny
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31 Jul 2011   #7
karelo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thread solved and thank you very much for the answers!
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31 Jul 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Glad to be of help karelo.
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