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Windows 7: How to change icon in devices and printers

25 Aug 2011   #1
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How to change icon in devices and printers

How to change icon in devices and printers ?
Is there an easy fix or step by step guide or even tutorial somewhere ?



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25 Aug 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you talking about these icons?
-devices-printers.png

If so they are in the DDORes.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 for 64-bit
You should work on copies of the .dll on your desktop using a resource hacker of some kind. After you have made your changes you will need to take ownership and give yourself permission so you can rename the old .dll and replace it with the new one
look at post #6 in this thread and it will tell you how
Basic Networking Information
if you need more info or help let me know.
Jerry


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26 Aug 2011   #3
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nice 1 thanks
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26 Aug 2011   #4
Bongo

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You're Welcome
Jerry
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27 Aug 2011   #5
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I managed to do it but I can't get the image as large as the orignal win 7 one, I've tried resizing it but doesn't seem to make any difference any ideas on how to make show larger if you know what I mean.

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27 Aug 2011   #6
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conoflex View Post
I managed to do it but I can't get the image as large as the orignal win 7 one, I've tried resizing it but doesn't seem to make any difference any ideas on how to make show larger if you know what I mean.

Put that icon in a zip folder and upload it here and let me look at it.
Jerry
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28 Aug 2011   #7
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Upload of icon, could you tell me exactly where the correct place to put this icon please see the 2nd & 3rd attachments.
Just want to make sure I've got the right place.
Thanks very much for your help.


Attached Files
File Type: zip 650D (1).zip (3.4 KB, 90 views)
File Type: zip res hack 1.zip (65.5 KB, 97 views)
File Type: zip Res hack 2.zip (24.2 KB, 82 views)
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28 Aug 2011   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You are putting it in the right place Icon Group
-res-hack-1.jpg

You need to make it 256x256 then it might look better, but you need to make the background transparent by making it a .png then convert to a .ico
Name:  2061.ico-1.0 (RGB, 13 layers) 256x256  GIMP.png
Views: 97
Size:  40.3 KB

If you upload the image I can try to do it for you.


Jerry


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29 Aug 2011   #9
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Cheers Jerry top man thanks
added the original 650D icon to a zip file, this how I got it but when tried to use this it would NOT open devices & printers, I must be doing something wrong


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File Type: zip Orignal icon 650d.zip (48.6 KB, 51 views)
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29 Aug 2011   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I used your icon and got it to work for me
Name:  Region.png
Views: 62
Size:  89.9 KB
I have attached two zip's with the .dlls inside that I put your icon in make sure you follow the procedure in post #6 in this thread Basic Networking Information and restart when done. You may need to rebuild your icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Jerry


Attached Files
File Type: zip System32.zip (4.50 MB, 141 views)
File Type: zip SysWOW64.zip (4.50 MB, 115 views)
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