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Windows 7: Folder customize icon

24 Sep 2011   #1
emor

Windows 7 32
 
 
Folder customize icon

folder customization icon is changed when adding it to the setup file and installing it on another computer, how to keep changes ?

Program im using Setup factory 9


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24 Sep 2011   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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folder customization icon is changed when adding it to the setup file and installing it on another computer
You will need to explain better what you have done and which file have you changed?
Jerry
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24 Sep 2011   #3
emor

Windows 7 32
 
 

I think the Question should be like this, what is the value that is made to the system or registry when making customize to the folder icon (specific icon).

I have used process monitor to capture value but still donít know how to get it .
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26 Sep 2011   #4
RuPadm

Win 64 bit
 
 

i have used that program too and it seemed to work only locally to where the computer is installed.

and if i copy that folder into a flash drive and view it from another computer, it seemed to lose its customized icon.
but my friend recommended me "folderchanger" and it solved this problem. Now my customized icons will looks the same no matter where i view them.

a lot of other programs doesn't seem to be able keep or at least allow user to transfer their current icon settings like folderchanger can. hope it can help you. it's at The Easiest Way to Make Your Folders Beautiful
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30 Sep 2011   #5
emor

Windows 7 32
 
 

I'm using "setup factory" program and when I add all the files and folder to make setup.exe, it actually don't add the folders only the files in ach folder and when installing it makes new folders and add the files to these folders so the folders loses it customization.
What actually made to the folder when using "folderchanger,foldermaker" or using the folder customize tab on windows , it adds hidden files in that folder its name Desktop.ini and the Icon the you choose ,now the Desktop.ini has the information to the reference icon.
now you can try this make another new folder on the desktop and copy "Desktop.ini and the Icon" to the new folder the result in nothing changed so there is values add to the system or registry that tells the windows of the new customization that is made to the new folder.
I need to get these values so I can make registry file runs after the setup finish to make the (New Folder) created through setup looks as it before adding it to the setup.exe.
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30 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

theoretically you would need to have the icon you are changing the folder to ,in the actual folder so it moves with the folder to another computer,
it would also need to be vista or 7 that the folder moves to, to keep it showing.
i havent tested it yet but i will see if i can move a folder to the laptop and keep the icon.

edit: ok i tried using the method i thought would work but no good. so back to the drawing board.
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