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Windows 7: Change status bar icons and text

08 Feb 2013   #1
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Change status bar icons and text

Does anyone know what dll is responsible for the icons and text on the status bar? I'm trying to edit both the icons and text. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to edit. The icon and text are outlined in red.



I want to change that icon, and also change the text so it says "My Computer".


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08 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The icon may be #109 in the imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64
I cannot find where the text is at sorry.

Jerry
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09 Feb 2013   #3
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I just got done changing both the imageres.dll files, and it had no effect on the status bar icon. Could you maybe give me some dlls to look threw so I could find the icon? Also, how could I figure out where the text is to edit it? Can I search for keywords in code so it could pinpoint where the "Computer" string is?
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09 Feb 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try icon #16 in the shell32.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

The text will be in a .mui somewhere, I have look at shell32.dll.mui, explorerframe.dll.mui, explorer.exe.mui. Look for a .mui in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US

Jerry
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09 Feb 2013   #5
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You're a genius Bongo. I changed the icon just now. I didn't do the text yet. I'll post back when I find where the text is at.
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09 Feb 2013   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Good to hear, if you find the text let us know.

Jerry
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09 Feb 2013   #7
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I just checked all the dlls you named, and I didn't find any text that said "Computer" anywhere. Are you sure its in the MUIs?
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09 Feb 2013   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

No I am not sure, but any text that I have found where in .mui

Jerry
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11 Feb 2013   #9
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Do you think it could be under Spring Table? Could you give me some possibilities on where this line of code could be? I don't know where to start. I feel very overwhelmed not knowing where to begin my search.
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11 Feb 2013   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Besides what I have already posted I have no other ideas.

Sorry
Jerry
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