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Windows 7: cannot change explorer icon (icon next to start orb)


01 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 
cannot change explorer icon (icon next to start orb)

i cannot change the explorer icon nest to the start orb.I've downloaded the themes at deviantart and followed each and every steps..and use resHack also.but i still can't change it.Any idea?


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01 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Should be able to just right click on the explorer icon, then right again where it says Windows Explorer, then Properties, change icon. Point to where the new icon you want to change to is, and apply. Might have to reboot for it to change.
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02 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

thanx..but..still cannot..
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02 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Have you tried Right clicking the icon and selecting "Unpin this program from taskbar", Then repinning it from the shortcut in the startmenu?
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02 Jan 2010   #5

 

I tried this myself. Goto your root drive and then to windows. Right click on explorer.exe, create shortcut. right click on the new shortcut and change the icon.
In the taskbar, right click on explorer icon and unpin it.
Now drag the new shortcut and put it in the taskbar.
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02 Jan 2010   #6

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
Have you tried Right clicking the icon and selecting "Unpin this program from taskbar", Then repinning it from the shortcut in the startmenu?
yes..nothing's change~
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02 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Considering what system files you might have changed and what not, you might run sfc/scannow and see if that will fix the problem, but be aware it will replace/restore any original system files that have been replaced/damaged. i,e, third party themes will be replaced, etc..
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02 Jan 2010   #8

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
I tried this myself. Goto your root drive and then to windows. Right click on explorer.exe, create shortcut. right click on the new shortcut and change the icon.
In the taskbar, right click on explorer icon and unpin it.
Now drag the new shortcut and put it in the taskbar.
thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+ rep for you!
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03 Jan 2010   #9

 

Glad ur satisfied and tnx for the rep

Happy 2010
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