Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Why won't the desktop icon change?

12 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Why won't the desktop icon change?

I've tried changing the file itself in explorer and by using IconPackager. No luck.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 May 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I hope you made a restore point or an image of your drive before you used the iconpacker they can be difficult to restore to the original if you ever want to.

You may need to do Icon Cache - Rebuild for it to show up

That icon is #110 in imageres.dll in C:\Windows\System32 for 32-bit (x86) if you are using a 64-bit system it will be in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Why won't the desktop icon change?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Why won't the desktop icon change?
Thread Forum
Solved Is there a way to change the size of only one desktop icon? Customization
How to Change default DESKTOP ICON itself Customization
How could i change an icon image in desktop? Customization
Change desktop icon Customization
My Computer desktop icon - how to change back ? Installation & Setup
How to change Recycle Bin Desktop Icon Customization
Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon Tutorials

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33