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Windows 7: Windows XP file type icons

16 Jul 2010   #1
bobtheflower

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Windows XP file type icons

So, i've been working on this for a day or so and it feels like i'm missing a simple answer.

I really don't like the icons that windows 7 uses for images, or for pretty much any audio files. Long story about my eyes sight and the brightness of my screen aside, they are small, light and too similar to other things (like text files) so i would like to change them to what windows XP had, i really liked the ones they used in XP, a little tiny tiiiny icon that says 'avi' just doesn't do it for me.

I already know how to change the icons (Default Programs Editor works just fine) so all i need to know is how i can get those default icons from windows XP. Shell23.dll unfortunately just seems to be the basic ones for things like My Computer and so on, anyone know where i would find the ones for things like avi and mpg and jpg and so on?

Thanks!


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16 Jul 2010   #2
Sympatico

 
 

1st stop, look at imageres.dll, And take it from there. File Type Manager from Nirsoft is a nice little prog to help you find many, not all, icon/program associations.

N.B. If you want to pm me with a list, I can prepare a reply here
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16 Jul 2010   #3
bobtheflower

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, i'll take a look. There aren't a lot that i want, its just too many of them smell to be small white and light blue icons.
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17 Jul 2010   #4
Sympatico

 
 

Bobtheflower,
A couple of quick questions for you.
What folder view are you using?
Is Bob the Builder your elder " 'ard " brother ????
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17 Jul 2010   #5
bobtheflower

Windows 7
 
 

I use Details, i actually just went and found some different ones in the windows 7 system, just changed things up so the colours were different, and all the images (gif, jpg, etc) weren't the same pale blue and white and things like that.

Actually my full name is Bob The Angry Flower, i'm named after a very easily upset flower from a comic, you should find it
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