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Windows 7: Remove icons in windows explorer navigation pane

02 Dec 2012   #1
marcusalexander

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition ‎(X64)‎ Service Pack 1
 
 
Remove icons in windows explorer navigation pane

How can I remove the circled Icons? as in blank them to make the pane look cleaner?




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02 Dec 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marcus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you do not want anything in the Navigation Pane, you could just turn off the Navigation Pane instead to not have it there. It's pretty much useless without anything in it anyways.

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Dec 2012   #3
marcusalexander

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition ‎(X64)‎ Service Pack 1
 
 

I do want it there. I use those 4 folders in the favs quite a lot, that is why I have cut it down to just them.

I mean remove the icons only, keep the words.

But thanks for the link anyway.
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02 Dec 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I see.

You could change the drive icons to be a transparent icon. This will change the drive icons in all locations in Windows.
Drive Icon - Change
The shortcuts in Favorites can also be changed to a transparent icon. This would be in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder. This will only change the icons in this location.
Shortcut - Change Icon
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03 Dec 2012   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

To add more to Brink's replys the Computer icon is #109 and the Favorites icon is #1024, they are in the imageres.dll that is in C:\Windows\System32 and if 64 bit in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folders.

This tutorial may help Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

If you need more help ask.

Jerry
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03 Dec 2012   #6
marcusalexander

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition ‎(X64)‎ Service Pack 1
 
 

doing so will blank them elsewhere too no?
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03 Dec 2012   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcusalexander View Post
doing so will blank them elsewhere too no?
Yes it will.

Jerry
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