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Windows 7: How Do I Change The Icons In The Library?

07 May 2010   #1
joelandsonja

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How Do I Change The Icons In The Library?

I guess I'll make this one simple, how do I change the icons for the Library Folders?


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07 May 2010   #2
whs
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07 May 2010   #3
joelandsonja

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I'm glad you posted that, I tried doing that method before, but for some reason the icons default to a blank folder when I rename each icon. Could someone perhaps tell me exactly what I am supposed to write (The Path to icon) as it is shown in section 5:

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5. To Use a Custom Icon of Yours -
A) Look for the <iconReference>"path to icon w/file extension"</iconReference> line. (See screenshots above)
NOTE: If this is a new Library that you have created, then the line will not be there and you will need to add the <iconReference>"path to icon w/file extension"</iconReference> line directly under the <isLibraryPinned>-1</isLibraryPinned> line entry.
B) In Notepad, substitute path to icon w/file extension in quotes to the full path of the custom icon that you want to use for the default Library icon instead.
The icons I want to use are located in my Pictures folder (my library) and they are in a second folder called 'Folder Icons' ... the Icons are named ... 'Documents.ico', 'Films.ico', 'Music.ico' and 'Pictures.ico' ... could someone please write out the exact path that I am supposed to write into the icon reference?
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07 May 2010   #4
derekimo

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07 May 2010   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
I'm glad you posted that, I tried doing that method before, but for some reason the icons default to a blank folder when I rename each icon. Could someone perhaps tell me exactly what I am supposed to write (The Path to icon) as it is shown in section 5:

Example Shown Below:
Quote:

5. To Use a Custom Icon of Yours -
A) Look for the <iconReference>"path to icon w/file extension"</iconReference> line. (See screenshots above)
NOTE: If this is a new Library that you have created, then the line will not be there and you will need to add the <iconReference>"path to icon w/file extension"</iconReference> line directly under the <isLibraryPinned>-1</isLibraryPinned> line entry.
B) In Notepad, substitute path to icon w/file extension in quotes to the full path of the custom icon that you want to use for the default Library icon instead.
The icons I want to use are located in my Pictures folder (my library) and they are in a second folder called 'Folder Icons' ... the Icons are named ... 'Documents.ico', 'Films.ico', 'Music.ico' and 'Pictures.ico' ... could someone please write out the exact path that I am supposed to write into the icon reference?


Probably something like for example -

C:\Users\yourusernamehere\Pictures\Folder Icons\Documents.ico

so..

<iconReference>C:\Users\yourusernamehere\Pictures\Folder Icons\Documents.ico</iconReference>
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07 May 2010   #6
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07 May 2010   #7
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice Found, Derek ! It will help an icon freak like me a lot . Just one thing .... is not is possible to extend the scope of the program out of library icons .... it access the entire imageres
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07 May 2010   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice Found, Derek ! It will help an icon freak like me a lot . Just one thing .... is not is possible to extend the scope of the program out of library icons .... it access the entire imageres
I'm not sure, you can try it.

I only used it to change the library icons on my last install I haven't gotten around to doing it on my current ones yet.
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08 May 2010   #9
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

I'm not sure, you can try it.

I only used it to change the library icons on my last install I haven't gotten around to doing it on my current ones yet.
It does change only the library icons, Derek !

I told about the possibility of the program ... it should be enhanced by the programmer in such a way that all the system icons should be changed . If it can change the library icons from imageres, it will be able to do the same things for the icons other than library icons
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08 May 2010   #10
joelandsonja

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Problem solved, thanks for all the help folks!
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