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Windows 7: Vista Folder Icons for Win7

21 May 2013   #11
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I don't have access to my Vista PC right now but it is exactly like these "Andy", "George", "Keith", user folders:








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21 May 2013   #12
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Those screenshots really helped I was able to get that exact icon on to the taskbar in Vista.
In Vista's imageres.dll it is icon #123 and it is using the 16 x 16 pixel image from the 13 layer icon as you can see from my screenshots.
Vista Folder Icons for Win7-icofx.pngVista Folder Icons for Win7-icofx2.png


Now I will try to get that same affect on Windows 7 and let you know.

Jerry


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21 May 2013   #13
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Jerry,

Ok great, thanks so much
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22 May 2013   #14
Bongo

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If the 16 x 16 image could be made at 256 x 256 it could be done by making a new icon(the ICO_MYCOMPUTER.ico) in explorer.exe.

Just making it bigger will distort it.

When you pin a folder in Windows 7 it use that icon.

Jerry
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28 May 2013   #15
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Jerry,

I don't follow what you mean. What do I need to do? When I take the folder from Vista to 7 it just turns into a standard yellow folder.
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28 May 2013   #16
Bongo

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What I am saying is if a larger image could be found approximately 256 x 256 pixels a new icon could be made and it would probably work, I tried making a new icon using that 16 x 16 pixel image(putting it on at 256 x 256 pixel background) but it was too small and didn't show up and if you enlarge that 16 x 16 pixel image to make it 256 x 256 pixels it distorts the image and doesn't look right.

Look at the image I have an arrow pointing to that image needs to be larger so a decent icon could be made.
Vista Folder Icons for Win7-icofx.png

Jerry


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31 May 2013   #17
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Jerry,

Not sure where I could find a larger version. Also, does it need to be bigger? I use small icons in Windows 7 as shown below:

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31 May 2013   #18
Bongo

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Tell me how you get the user folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 7, when I try it I get an Explorer icon as shown in the screenshot below.

Jerry
Vista Folder Icons for Win7-capture.png


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02 Jun 2013   #19
happycat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Jerry. I don't have it pinned to the taskbar, but instead I have the quick launch bar enabled (Guided Help: Enable the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7). Also, can this be used and if so how (sorry never done this before):

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03 Jun 2013   #20
Bongo

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I don't think those will help sorry.

What I need is a bigger image of this it may be hard to see.
16.bmp

Jerry


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