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Windows 7: Customizing "Favorites" navigation pane menu

18 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64, Ultimate
Customizing "Favorites" navigation pane menu

I'm a novice to customizing Windows 7, and have tweaked it rather successfully so far, but I've run into a roadblock. The next tweak I'm trying to do is to replace the loud Favorites star to something a bit more low-key.

In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\DefaultIcon the registry key points to resimages.dll in System32: %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-1024

This should point that yellow star, which I would like to retrieve and edit to replace if at all possible (I'm unsure if I can simple point the DefaultIcon key to any old .ico file or if it needs to be a .dll, but at this point that's not a huge issue). However, it doesn't seem to be there, but I'm able to change an icon of a file to the yellow star.

I've tried looking through imageres.dll in Resource Hacker but I can't seem to find it there either.

On another note, does anyone have experience changing the "Favorites" label to something else?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi Bit,

Welcome to the forums!

Have a look at this excellent tutorial written last week by Brink.
Favorites - Change Default Icon


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64, Ultimate

Thanks, that didn't come up in a search and has led me to some software that helped me change it something more suitable. Now to figure out how to change the label...
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 Customizing "Favorites" navigation pane menu

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