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Windows 7: Identifying icons in a library

15 Jul 2011   #1

7 Ultimate
Identifying icons in a library


Hope someone can chime in on this question. Is there a graphical listing of icons in the default windows 7 library? I ask because I really only want to change one of these icons...The utility @ deviantart does not show actual representations for all of the icons that actually show in explorer, and I am leery of changing icons i suspect might be the one in question.

I specifically only want to change this icon...

I'm f'n tired of looking at it lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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15 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Sytheii,

This can show you how to fix this "Open" application toolbar icon in Windows Explorer.

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

Hope this helps,
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15 Jul 2011   #3

7 Ultimate

Thanks again my man, hard to believe there are other people out there who are as anal as me that there is a full writeup on here for it The first method didn't work for me, but the second regedit method did.

Interesting note...I had put an Application_Icon.ico in system32, and then realized that the main image in the ico was too far from the edges, and didnt show I decided to swap it for an alternate choice, and when I attempted to rename said icon on my desktop, after the name change....the icon changed to the one i had just put in system32!

haha. had to delete the system32 icon, then copy the new icon to same folder, then rename the icon back to Application_Icon.ico.

Very strange behavior, and although I think I get it....I really don't

I guess I'll just avoid ever nameing an icon that again
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15 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it to work for you.
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