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Windows 7: How to restore Icons

26 May 2013   #21
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I never touched them, why would i change them ?


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26 May 2013   #22
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ok so you manually changed every single icon to your customized ones ? Then you would have copy the folder that holds the customized icons folder to a safe place and add them back manually .
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26 May 2013   #23
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes, but what i want to know is there any file that holds all the settings for the customized folders so when i format my pc i dont need to recustomize every single folder cuz i have alot of folders
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26 May 2013   #24
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That is why I was asking for the dll files . Those are where the icons are located .

Go to C:\Windows\System32

Locate the dll files I mentioned if there is no .bak or .old at the end of them then no what you want to do wont work . There is another process but that will require mounting the install.wim file and use Resource Hacker . Am not sure if I could help you with that due to rules .
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26 May 2013   #25
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Great i have located them three Files but they all end with .dll there is no .bak or .old......

Should i just copy a folder in the windows files ? like copy the whole system32 folder or....
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26 May 2013   #26
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That will not help you . Looks like you will have to manually change the icons when you're done installing Windows .
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26 May 2013   #27
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

ok but if u can just give me an answer to this some times [2 times otta 6] when i format Drive C the icons stay customized how come ?
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26 May 2013   #28
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Download Resource Hacker

Download link http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshack_setup.exe

Open the dll files inside Resource Hacker take a look inside the icon folder and see if the images are different from yours ?
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26 May 2013   #29
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial

Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker
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26 May 2013   #30
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just checked all 3 files all the icons inside them are the default windows icons couldnt find any of my icons
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