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Windows 7: Adding Icons to default location?


30 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Adding Icons to default location?

i've just downloaded an Icon pack, and i'm wondering can i put them into the same place as windows stores the original ones (%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll)

i have one pack thats .png and another that .ico


thats the best way to add these?

or do i just keep them in a folder and change the icon from this folder?


cheers

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30 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BJ,

Yes. You can use the method in this tutorial to do so.

Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Mar 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

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

Yes. You can use the method in this tutorial to do so.

Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hello Shawn ,
It's my utmost pleasure that you recommend it. So I believe that you approved it also. Feeling nice Thank a lot
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30 Mar 2010   #4

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks, i'll give it a go in the morning
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31 Mar 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

looking at the tutorial, it looks to be if you want to change an icon,

what i'm wanting to do is add more to the (%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll)

or is it better just customising the icon picture and choosing one from the folder i have?
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31 Mar 2010   #6

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

It's better that you replace the icons in the file, but do be warned, keep a copy of the original, just in-case things go pare-shaped. (:
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31 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjproc View Post
looking at the tutorial, it looks to be if you want to change an icon,

what i'm wanting to do is add more to the (%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll)

or is it better just customising the icon picture and choosing one from the folder i have?
Repeat upto step 13 for the icons you want to replace, and then when you are done, go for step 14 and step 15.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
It's better that you replace the icons in the file, but do be warned, keep a copy of the original, just in-case things go pare-shaped. (:
Nice advise , Uber pal ! I think the best way (the safest way) is to get a system image backup before we start any type of tweaking, so that for any tipe of problems, we may easily restore it.
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05 Aug 2013   #8

x64
 
 

this helps thanks
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