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Windows 7: Control Panel Icons


01 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Control Panel Icons

Does anyone know where the icons that are used in the Control Panel are located within the OS?

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01 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Stoj,

They are located in the CLSID keys in the registry. The tutorial below is for Vista, but the method is the same with the icons that have the same name. I need to get started on a separate one for Windows 7 soon to have the different names listed as well.

Removed link, use the one below instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok Stoj,

Here's the tutorial to change the Windows 7 Control Panel icons fresh out of the oven.

Control Panel - Change Default Icons
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02 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Very Useful Thank you!

One more question. What if I would like those Icons to save a jpg or something. Is this possible?
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02 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stoj View Post
Very Useful Thank you!

One more question. What if I would like those Icons to save a jpg or something. Is this possible?
You could try the free icoFX, open the icon delete all but the 256x256 image and hit save as and hopefully you can save it as a png, if you don't se the option then try to manually enter the extension when saving it.

I haven't tried with that particular program but as it's free I thought it would be worth a shot, I actually have Axialis IconWorkshop and that method works for me when I want turn the ico into a png.
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02 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stoj View Post
Very Useful Thank you!

One more question. What if I would like those Icons to save a jpg or something. Is this possible?
You're welcome Stoj.

You can also use the free program IconViewer to add a Icons tabs to files that contain a icon library in them. Most of Windows 7 icons are in the "C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll" file. You can open it's properties and click on the new Icons tab to select a icon and save it as either a .ico, .bmp., or .png. You can then easily convert say a .bmp to a .jpg in Paint ("C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe").
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02 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Stoj.

You can also use the free program IconViewer to add a Icons tabs to files that contain a icon library in them. Most of Windows 7 icons are in the "C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll" file. You can open it's properties and click on the new Icons tab to select a icon and save it as either a .ico, .bmp., or .png. You can then easily convert say a .bmp to a .jpg in Paint ("C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe").

Thanks for that Shawn, I have heard about that program before but never tried it, I like it.
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03 Sep 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Mark,

Yeah, this program makes getting icons from files real easy.
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03 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

You my friend....are genius! This is a great solution and I thank you very much.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Mark,

Yeah, this program makes getting icons from files real easy.
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03 Sep 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Stoj.
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