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Windows 7: Could I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?

04 Jan 2012   #1
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 
Could I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?

Hi, I installed an Icon Pack, everything I like except the folder icons obviously, it added 2 folder icons to shell32.dll, I am assuming this makes them the default icon when a new folder is created Edit: That is correct, how can I change the old folder icons in shell32.dll to the new ones I would prefer

Even AutoPlay - Open device to view files has the old icon


I was wondering if I could replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice:

Icons I want to change:



Icons I want to change to:


Edit: Further in there are icons like My Pictures/My Videos from my UserFolder I want to change.

Any idea how to modify shell32?


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04 Jan 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

1st mistake was installing a icon pack not knowing how many .dll were changed even with a SFC/ scannow you most likely will never be a will to go back to the original icons without doing a reinstall.
With that being said icons you need to change are in imageres.dll not shell32.dll the new open folder is either icon #3 or 4 to do it right you should also change #5 and 6 and 162 as shown in this tutorial by Arc Folder Icon - Change Default Icon Here are some screenshots from imageres.dll, shell32.dll Properties showing what I have and one showing what a new folder looks like, They look like the ones in imageres.dll icon #3, 4.
Could I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?-imageres.dll-properties.pngCould I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?-shell32.dll-properties.pngCould I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?-new-folder.png


The other icons in your user folder are also located in imageres.dll I have provided two screenshots highlighting the icons that should be changed other than #3, 4, 5, 6 and 162.
Could I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?-icondefault.pngCould I replace these 2 Icons with the Icon of my desired choice?-icondefault2.png


Jerry


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04 Jan 2012   #3
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well I fixed it but all folders are black except folders with files inside show as the default win7 yellow folder, anyway to change that?
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04 Jan 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Well I fixed it but all folders are black except folders with files inside show as the default win7 yellow folder, anyway to change that?
Post a screeenshot of the folders with files inside.
Jerry
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04 Jan 2012   #5
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Well I fixed it but all folders are black except folders with files inside show as the default win7 yellow folder, anyway to change that?
Post a screeenshot of the folders with files inside.
Jerry
I think a restore point fixed it:

Change default iPhone 4S icon

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