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

24 Aug 2013   #1
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How do I fix changing my desktop shortcut icons...?

When I select a shortcut icon and go to change it by right clicking on it, then clicking on properties,and then in web document, I click on change icon and on some of the icons I only get five icons to pick from and not the usual larger amount of icons.

This is the address shown for the five icons shown for the five icons.

C:\Windows\System32\url.dll ................................. Only five icons

And on some shortcuts, I get the normal amount of icons
 
%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll................ This one has all the icons which is normal.

Please help. Thank you.


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24 Aug 2013   #2
mitchell65

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

Hi and welcome to the Forum. It depends which icons you wish to change! What type of shortcut is it, a web site or a program or perhaps a shortcut to a folder or file?
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24 Aug 2013   #3
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

They are icons going to web sites.
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24 Aug 2013   #4
mitchell65

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

Right click the ion, then Properties, click "Change icon" If you don't see a choice of icons then browse to C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll or C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll
You can also create new icons if you wish. Let me know if you would like the procedure!
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24 Aug 2013   #5
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

when I go to %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll this give me a lot of folders and some icons. How do I return the right click to return to normal with the usual large amount of icons..? And yes, I would appreciate your offer to show me how to add new icons.
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24 Aug 2013   #6
mitchell65

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

Sorry I am confused. In the icons window you only get images of icons. It can't show folders in that window. Could you post a screenshot of what you are seeing and say what type of icon you are right clicking. Is it a web page shortcut or what? You should be seeing this:
How do I fix changing my desktop shortcut icons...?-icon1.png


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24 Aug 2013   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

These may be of assistance as well,

Shortcut - Change Icon

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
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24 Aug 2013   #8
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here is what I get.

555 is the five icons

666 is the regular icon group.


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24 Aug 2013   #9
mitchell65

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

But you have not browsed to the correct folder in the 555 screenshot. It is not showing the shell32.dll file but url.dll. Just browse to folder i said and the icons will appear!

I can get that too if i use the "url.dll" file like this:
How do I fix changing my desktop shortcut icons...?-icon3.png


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24 Aug 2013   #10
judechar

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here is what I get when I paste that url in .


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