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Windows 7: Printer Icons

22 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM

Just an FYI for those trying to do this with direct TCP/IP port connected printers: it's doesn't list them here. It only lists printers installed locally and over a network, but not directly to the network card/port of the printer itself.

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22 Sep 2010   #12
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sljohnso View Post
And, there are only 4 entries in the en-US folder with 2 having to do with installed printers. THere are 8 printers/copiers installed now. How can one determine which printer/copier icon one is working with?

Right click on the one you want and set as default printer.
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29 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7 32bit, Windows 7 64bit
Does not work

Tried the above, attempts to do the following failed to change icon:

1) changed the XML file to different icon file
2) replace the icon file with different icon as listed in the XML file

Interestingly, the printer is "printfax.printer" and the icon that showed in the folder was not the same icon showing in Windows. Further, it seemed to be the default printer icon from Win7.

Nowhere can I find where that icon comes from. I have 2 printers installed, the other has a custom icon and shows properly.
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10 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Disk4mat - you are the man!
Thank you very much !!!
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12 Apr 2011   #15

Win 7 32
More printer Icon issues

Ok, I've done what Disk4Mat suggested and it worked, sort of.
I have multiple printers but only find two printer entries under the dmrccache\en-US subdirectory. If I put in an icon for my laser printer, Win 7 uses that same icon for my HP inkjet printer also. And if I put in an icon for one of my Xerox printer, win 7 uses that icon for a different Xerox printer I have. One printer I have doesn't even have an entry in the subdirectory. So now what? Is there a way to totally create a subdirectory with the correct DeviceInfo data for missing hardware? Of the subdirectories, most are for windows components, only two are for printers and I have 6 printers attached. See photo.

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12 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)

Im pretty sure you would have to point any created folder to the registry. Which off the top of my head I cant remember the key they are stored under.
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25 Nov 2012   #17


Does anyone know where you can get say HP printer icons?
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25 Nov 2012   #18
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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