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Windows 7: Change Icon

19 Dec 2009   #1
Bongo

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Where is the New Folder at so I can change the icon. Thanks




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20 Dec 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

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Hello Bongo,

I believe that it's going to be the same one used for all folders in Windows 7. The tutorial below will help show you how to change the default folder icon.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Dec 2009   #3
ishq

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thanks
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20 Dec 2009   #4
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bongo,

I believe that it's going to be the same one used for all folders in Windows 7. The tutorial below will help show you how to change the default folder icon.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I am trying to change it to the default yellow I am in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons (screenshot) can I remove 29 & be OK. Thanks Jerry


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20 Dec 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Jerry,

29 is for the shortcut overlay icon. It wouldn't work for this. Instead you could add 3, as in OPTION ONE of that tutorial, and use C:\Windows\System32\imageres,-3 to have the default yellow folder icon.
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20 Dec 2009   #6
Brink
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishq View Post
thanks
You're welcome Ishq.
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20 Dec 2009   #7
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Jerry,

29 is for the shortcut overlay icon. It wouldn't work for this. Instead you could add 3, as in OPTION ONE of that tutorial, and use C:\Windows\System32\imageres,-3 to have the default yellow folder icon.
It changed the icon but not to default yellow (screenshot)
Thanks Jerry


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20 Dec 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ok, Bongo.

Delete the 3 entry in the right pane of regedit, and try the folder download in the link below to restore the default folder associations. Afterwards restart the computer to apply.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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20 Dec 2009   #9
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ok, Bongo.

Delete the 3 entry in the right pane of regedit, and try the folder download in the link below to restore the default folder associations. Afterwards restart the computer to apply.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
Now it's back like it was in post #1, can you tell me where I can get a copy of default yellow folder 256x256 .ico & I will use it with the guide to can the icon.
Thanks Jerry
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20 Dec 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Bongo,

You can try this path instead with the 3 entry: %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,3


If that doesn't help, then I have one more item for you to try. See if restoring the default New - Folder item with the download in the tutorial below may be able to fix the icon for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items


Here's a copy of the default Folder.ico file.


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