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Windows 7: How to change icons when seing control panel in Category View?


06 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 
How to change icons when seing control panel in Category View?

How can i change the icons when seing control panel in Category View !!

These icons !!

Please help !! Thanks !!




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06 Aug 2011   #2

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They are in a Icon folder in the imagere.dll in C:\Windows\System32 & if you are using 64 bit it's in both C:\Windows\System32 & C:\Windows\SysWOW64
1st do this System Restore Point - Create
Make copy's of imagere.dll and put on the desktop and edit the .ico images with something like Gimp each .ico has layers to it edit each layer then you need to Take Ownership Shortcut then Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups and rename the imagere.dll in C:\Windows\System32 & if you are using 64 bit it's in both C:\Windows\System32 & C:\Windows\SysWOW64 to imagere.bak.dll and put the imagere.dll you edited in there and restart your PC

Jerry


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07 Aug 2011   #3

windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

humm, ok !! thanks!!

'I'll see what I can do !!

Thanks again !!
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07 Aug 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pajolool View Post
humm, ok !! thanks!!

'I'll see what I can do !!

Thanks again !!
You're Welcome it's a lot of work to do it if you need more info let me know
Jerry
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08 Aug 2011   #5

windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

There is another way to do it ? I've tried iconspack installer but they didn't worked !!

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08 Aug 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pajolool View Post
There is another way to do it ? I've tried iconspack installer but they didn't worked !!

I have never tried iconspack installer. You need to use Resource Hacker or something similar to open up the imagere.dll and extracting icons, then edit them import them back in and save the new imagere.dll then replace it like I mentioned above.
That's the only way I have ever done it.
Here is a tutorial that may help you understand it.
Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker
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