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Windows 7: Changing Folder Icons


08 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1
 
 
Changing Folder Icons

Hello,

This is my first post but have a tiny problem i`ll try to explain the best i can.

I bought a PC someone installed it for me and put some MAC theme on it i totally dislikes it but he says that he can`t change it back to "normal"windows 7

after some search work i started replacing files in the system32 map to get the actual windows 7 icons worked great so far.

except for 1 thing the actual folder icons are now ugly blue like things but can`t find the correct file were those icons are kept in so can`t change them back to "normal".

The files i replaced for the normal windows 7 files are:
imageres.dll
oobefldr.dll
explorerframe.dll
shell32.dll
explorer.exe

is there a file missing here were the normal folder icons are put in?
with the normal folder i mean the folder icons of all the icons in program files for example.
see attachment.

Please if someone can help me with this is would be very glad.



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08 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Have they just set another Theme? Right click on the desktop and click personalize. Then see which theme is selected.

You shouldnt be replacing files in System32 really.



Dave
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08 Dec 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

welcome to the forum,
follow this tutorial ,it will reset windows back to default look .
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums
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08 Dec 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Those folder icons are in the imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 with 64 bit.
Jerry
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09 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1
 
 

@Dave Atkin:
I tried changing the theme first i don`t start changing system files i have another choice.
but still thanks for your answer.

@boohbah:
I think when i do that i go back to the mac theme but i could give it a try.

@Bongo:
I didn`t know there where files in other places thanks alot i will try to change that first.
i`ll let you know how it goes.
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09 Dec 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote:
@boohbah:
I think when i do that i go back to the mac theme but i could give it a try.
the mac theme is not the default theme, so using sfc/scannow and then selecting the aero theme in personalization will remedy it for you, your folders will definitely change back to default, i have used this method several times and have been themeing my pc since 2009
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09 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1
 
 

@Bongo:
I tried changed the imageres.dll file in sysWOW64 but didn`t help

@boohbah:
I will try it now then but don`t have enough time on the moment i can try it on sunday if i`m lucky or else it will become monday.
I will let you know then if it works
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09 Dec 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You will need to rebuild your icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild if you can put your imageres.dll from both locations that I supply in the above post and zip them and upload them to Free File Sharing Made Simple - MediaFire and post a link to them here and I will look at them.
Jerry
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09 Dec 2011   #9

Win7
 
 

Maybe you can change icon in shell32.dll with tools ?
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09 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1
 
 

@Bongo:
I will provide those files later it takes to long for this short time to upload them will do that sunday or monday.

@boohbah:
i tried it but no succes so far could try it again later on cause site says may take 2-3 times to change everything.

@all:
I just found out one thing if i put my map options as tiles i have the normal icons. but when i put them in list or with detail the folders are the ugly blue color see attachments for better explaination


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