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Windows 7: how to change the Recorded TV icon in Windows 7 Start Menu


01 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 
how to change the Recorded TV icon in Windows 7 Start Menu

been playing around changing all the icons possible and im pretty much there!

the only icon left is the recorded TV icon in the start menu

has anyone found the entry for it in the registry yet??

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01 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi BorgX

You can change that in the registry with this key -

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{1A6FDBA2-F42D-4358-A798-B74D745926C5
Danny
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01 Sep 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Borg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the tutorial below as a guide for how to change the icon, but using the registy location Danny posted above for "Recorded TV" instead.

Help and Support - Change Default Icon in Start Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hi BorgX

You can change that in the registry with this key -

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{1A6FDBA2-F42D-4358-A798-B74D745926C5
Danny
thats great thanks danny, it worked
i've now changed all the icons
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01 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Borg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the tutorial below as a guide for how to change the icon, but using the registy location Danny posted above for "Recorded TV" instead.

Help and Support - Change Default Icon in Start Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Brink, thanks for the welcome and for the reply
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01 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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02 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

hey guys (Brink, Danny)

i was a little bit rash and quick to think that it worked but errrr it didn't!
this recorded TV icon is being really stubborn and wont change!

i forgot to mention that i have the 64bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate

i followed what Danny put and change the path to where i keep my icons and i copied the path exactly.

I know that with 64bit versions you have to go to (Wow6432Node) section and make the change in there too. i even created a new key and renamed it DefaultIcon and then added the path to the default string but that didn't help either!

its the only icon that has not changed, changing all the others was a snap but this one just doesn't wanna change!!

can you guys shed any more light on this please?

p.s - Brink i clicked your link but got a little confused by it
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02 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thats odd works fine for me on x64
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Have you tried - Icon Cache - Rebuild

Danny


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02 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Thats odd works fine for me on x64
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Have you tried - Icon Cache - Rebuild

Danny
Danny if i do that wont it reset all my icons back to windows default!
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02 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No it with just delete the existing icon cache and rebuild it on reboot. It will cause you no problems with your custom icons and may well solve your problem.
Just make sure you have made the alterations to that key first, download the bat file, right click "run as administrator" and follow the prompts on the cmd to reboot.

Danny
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