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Windows 7: device/printers icons

03 Oct 2011   #11
Bongo

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Mine is a network to the desktop. Unhide files again & in Devices and Printers right click on the printer icon and create a shortcut(in will go to your desktop).
device/printers icons-1.png

Right click the shortcut on the desktop and go to properties.
device/printers icons-2.png

In the shortcut tab click on Change Icon button.
device/printers icons-3.png

In that window highlight the location and copy it to a notepad if you want.
device/printers icons-4.png

Then paste it in the start menu search, right click it and go to file location you should see your icon.
device/printers icons-5.png

Jerry




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03 Oct 2011   #12
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yep....I figured it out on how to get there...it still shows the old icon. I've dropped in another icon picture and removed the old one and it still shows up in device/printers as the old picture icon....now I'm at my wits end.

BTW...nice GUI instructions...thanks.
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04 Oct 2011   #13
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Yep....I figured it out on how to get there...it still shows the old icon. I've dropped in another icon picture and removed the old one and it still shows up in device/printers as the old picture icon....now I'm at my wits end.

BTW...nice GUI instructions...thanks.
Did you make sure that the new icon had the same name as the old icon? Did you restart afterwards?
Jerry
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04 Oct 2011   #14
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

uuuhhhh...nooo...just dragged/dropped it. Well, following that tid bit of advice that completely slipped by me....I now have the correct icon showing.

A big thanks Jerry!!
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04 Oct 2011   #15
Bongo

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You're Welcome
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