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Windows 7: How do I fix changing my desktop shortcut icons...?

24 Aug 2013   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's the system32 folder that you have opened, not the shell.dll file.Don't copy nd paste anything. Just do what i said earlier. Click Change Icon and then Click the Browse button and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\shell.dll


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24 Aug 2013   #12
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. That works but is it possible to have that come up when I again click the "change icon" button ;so that, I won't have to keep scrolling all the time to find that file?
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24 Aug 2013   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you close the window showing that file then next time you hit the change icon that same dll file should open. But only if you hit the same icon on the desktop each time. Different types of icons will show different files in that box. Try all your icons to see what I mean.
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24 Aug 2013   #14
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That is the answer. In all my years on the computer, I was never aware of this. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate your time.. Charlie
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25 Aug 2013   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Happy now we have that problem resolved. The next stage is to look at the free and commercially available icons and creating your own custom icons. Would you like to continue?
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25 Aug 2013   #16
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I would love to continue as you suggest and once again, "Thank You" for your kindness.
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25 Aug 2013   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK Will post more later. Am off my PC till this evening. (GMT)
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25 Aug 2013   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Back again for a short spell. We will look at the easy par which is creating an icon but first you might like to look at this:
change icons using resource hacker.
That i how the new icon is imported into your system. Not as you wil see for the faint hearted. Have a look and see if you are happy to give it a go. DONT FORGET TO SAVE A BACK UP OF THE 'imageres.dll' file first. Personally I would create a system back up image first with Macrium Reflect of whatever you choose as your image back up system.
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25 Aug 2013   #19
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks ! I will give it a try.
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25 Aug 2013   #20
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by judechar View Post
Thanks ! I will give it a try.
OK But please do not skip creating a back up. This is most important!
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