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Windows 7: Best way to apply icons or an icon set system wide.

17 Sep 2011   #1
4ourFoxtrot

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Best way to apply icons or an icon set system wide.

Best way to apply icons or an icon set system wide.

Hey guys well I've been using "icon packager" and the first time I used it, it was fine every icon was changed, but now (will share some screenshots below) only some icons are changed the rest are default windows ones.

Screenshots:








You see so some areas of my system the icons are applied properly, but others they are not, any ideas or other app recommendations would be appreciated.

- regards

- 4F.


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19 Sep 2011   #2
niceguy75

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I am also experiencing the same issue.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The best way to change icons is doing manually so you know what is being changed using "icon packager" you can only guess what is being changed and how many .dll have been modified. If you ever want to go back to the original icons most likely you're going to have to do a clean install.
You may want to try to rebuild your icon cache and see if that will help Icon Cache - Rebuild
Jerry
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20 Sep 2011   #4
4ourFoxtrot

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
The best way to change icons is doing manually so you know what is being changed using "icon packager" you can only guess what is being changed and how many .dll have been modified. If you ever want to go back to the original icons most likely you're going to have to do a clean install.
You may want to try to rebuild your icon cache and see if that will help Icon Cache - Rebuild
Jerry
Cool thank you for the tutorial. Since I posted this, after a couple of reboots some more icons have actually loaded through and my system now looks mostly flush with the better icons, except for a few directories on my C: drive like "tracing" and dropbox, also nearly all directories on removable media fail to load the icon theme (but I guess that's understandable).

OK well keep the information coming guys I'd appreciate it, I think others would too, I know this can be achieved It's definitely done by some of the guys over at deviantart with ease, but hell people on there can be unreliable and screenshots featured could just be showing the best bits or they may have changed each icon individually.
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21 Sep 2011   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

1 way of finding where an icon is at is to right click on it go to Send to> Desktop (create shortcut)
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Right click on the shortcut go to Properties
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Go to the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon button
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In most cases it will show you where it is located
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For the icon in the removable media you can create a AutoRun.inf file (If it does not have one if it does just modify it) and put it and a icon in the removable media and you will get the icon you want.
Open notepad type in
[autorun]
icon=logo.ico
label=any name you were (optional)

save it as AutoRun.inf be sure to use the drop-down menu at Save as type and switch to All Files (*.*)
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put it and a icon named logo.ico in the removable media.
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Jerry


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21 Sep 2011   #6
4ourFoxtrot

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ah thanks again, another good tutorial.
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24 Sep 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Mr Grim makes some great icon sets with installers:

Icon Packs by MrGRiM01 on deviantART

Have to join VC to get the installers, but it's also a great site.

A Guy
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25 Sep 2011   #8
4ourFoxtrot

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Mr Grim makes some great icon sets with installers:

Icon Packs by MrGRiM01 on deviantART

Have to join VC to get the installers, but it's also a great site.

A Guy
Haha OK thanks guy I'll give it a go too.
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26 Sep 2011   #9
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Must have felt my Ears burning lol, I have moved away from the old installers and now use 7tsp to change all the icons, my latest Icon sets are for my HUD and HUD RED premium themes but I give away all my Icons and extras for free.

Here are some previews of the new packs.





You can have a look at all the themes and Icon packs here Windows 7 Premium Themes
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26 Sep 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark View Post
Must have felt my Ears burning lol, I have moved away from the old installers and now use 7tsp to change all the icons, my latest Icon sets are for my HUD and HUD RED premium themes but I give away all my Icons and extras for free.
Thanks Mark, good to see you here. I tout your stuff all the time. A Guy
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