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21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 
How do I change icons using restorator????

How do I change icons using restorator????

I've always heard people say use Restorator to manually change your icons, but not one ever mentions the specific steps about how to do it. Can someone please help me by giving the specific steps?

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21 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neerajjalutharia View Post
How do I change icons using resorator????

I've always heard people say use Restorator to manually change your icons, but not one ever mentions the specific steps about how to do it. Can someone please help me by giving the specific steps?
There's a thread here How Do I Change Icons Using Restorator? on using Restorator (64 bit) and some other threads on changing icons for various programs. A search (at the top of the page) for "change icon" will get you a list of various tutorials and threads.
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21 Mar 2010   #3
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neerajjalutharia View Post
How do I change icons using resorator????

I've always heard people say use Restorator to manually change your icons, but not one ever mentions the specific steps about how to do it. Can someone please help me by giving the specific steps?
I dont use restorator ... I use Resource hacker. If it is ok to you ... I may try to help you to change icons using it
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neerajjalutharia View Post
How do I change icons using resorator????

I've always heard people say use Restorator to manually change your icons, but not one ever mentions the specific steps about how to do it. Can someone please help me by giving the specific steps?
I dont use restorator ... I use Resource hacker. If it is ok to you ... I may try to help you to change icons using it
yes plzz help using resource hacker...!!
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21 Mar 2010   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neerajjalutharia View Post

yes plzz help using resource hacker...!!
In this task, you will need two software (both are free) Resource Hacker and IcoFX.

Ico FX for a ready reference to know which resource number is to be changed, and Res Hacker is to implement the actual change. So first you download these two , and then the task will be started.

Inform here when downloads and installations are completed
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

resource hacker says it's for 32bit...but my windows is 64bit???
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21 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

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First, look at Resource Hacker x64 beta . Here scoopeeedoo posted a 64 bit beta reshacker. If it satisfies your need, look here back
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21 Mar 2010   #8
Arc

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At first, it is to take a backup (copy and paste in a secured place) of your imageres.dll (the location is C:\windows\system32\imageres.dll) , and also Take Ownership of imageres.dll.

Suppose we will change the games icon

Now open IcoFX. Go to "Tools" tab, and click on "Resource Editor" (as in pic1) . In the Resource editor window, click the Folder icon (as in pic2). It will open in system32 , just type "imageres.dll" in the file file name box and click "open" (as in pic3). So now all the windows system icon is open in front of us along-with the relevent resource number. Our games icon is #14 (as per pic4), which is to be replaced/hacked . So we may say bye - bye to IcoFX now.

Now open Resource hacker. Click on File > Open ( as in pic 5). It will automatically open in system32. You just put imageres.dll in the file name box and click open (as in pic 6). In pic 7, click on the "+" sign in front of "icon group". So icon group will expand as pic 8. Click on th e"+" sign in front of 14, it will show *1033; click on it. Notice now the game icon in the right side pane. Now right click on *1033 and click on "replace resources" (as in pic 9). in pic 10 window, click on "open file with new icon" and browse for it. when you browsed, pic 11 window will appear. Just "select new icon" and "replace".

Now again file > save as > imageres.dll (in desktop, to found it easily) as per pic 12. We have taken ownership of the original imageres.dll earlier, rename it to imageresOLD.dll, and paste the new imageres.dll created by us in that location. You may either restart windows or restart explorer using task manager now. After restart, see the game icon in startmenu as fimal


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21 Mar 2010   #9
Arc

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Sorry for the rest pictures, I am posting them here

Got very tired ..... need to take rest.........

btw Neeraj,
Let me know whether it worked or not.


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21 Mar 2010   #10

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thanx buddy...


when i'll be free... i'll try this...!
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