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Windows 7: device icons

12 Oct 2011   #1
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
device icons

Hello Jerry I got my printer icon changed in Devices and Printers thanks to your advice. Do you know how to change in the window below? The location for the icon is a dll and reshacker won't open it.
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12 Oct 2011   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hello Jerry I got my printer icon changed in Devices and Printers thanks to your advice. Do you know how to change in the window below? The location for the icon is a dll and reshacker won't open it.
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This is how it looks here.

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Which dll is it in? And which picture are you talking about the top one or the bottom one?
Jerry
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12 Oct 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It is the top pic I want to change the printer picture in. This is the dll.
C:\Windows\system32\DDORes.dll
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12 Oct 2011   #4
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It is the top pic I want to change the printer picture in. This is the dll.
C:\Windows\system32\DDORes.dll
It's not in a .dll I found mine at C:\Users\Jerry\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Stage\Device\{B86D7A6F-E8BA-4073-BFDD-38BE9A3179F2}\en-US\deviceImageMFP.png try there.
Jerry
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12 Oct 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't have that, mine only goes to here: C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Stage\Device\PropStore
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12 Oct 2011   #6
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I don't have that, mine only goes to here: C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Stage\Device\PropStore
Let's try something else
Right click on Printer Actions and click on create shortcut.
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On the shortcut Right click on it and click on properties.
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Click on Change Icon button.
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Copy the location and be sure to copy all of it it could be quite long.
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Now paste that into your start menu search box when it shows up right click on it and go to Open file location once there in the address bar navigate backwards and see if you can find some other folders to look in that's how I searched for mine let me know if you need more help.
Jerry


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12 Oct 2011   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I tried and mine show up in DDORes.dll also. And there's a 64-bit version too. (System32 & SysWOW64)

The only way those icons would be in a file is if the manufacturer issued a metadata file with the hardware driver(s). Or you made your own.
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13 Oct 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

@Ken, my printer is old and Win 7 has no icon for it so I have made one.

Jerry I followed you directions, but as you can see my printer props page is different than your is. I have a scanner icon there and I found only more scanner icons in the folder.
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Device Stage\Task\{E35BE42D-F742-4D96-A50A-1775FB1A7A42}\print_queue.ico


I finally got reshack to open C:\Windows\system32\DDORes.dll but there are around a 1000+ icons in it.

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13 Oct 2011   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think I may have it for you.
In DDORes.dll ( there is only 81 icons in their) try icon #2413 you will need to change in both System32 & SysWOW64
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It must depend on how the drivers are loaded when installing the printer or whether it's a network printer or connected to the computer both my desktop and my laptop that icon is located in my AppData folder.

If you would like me to edit the DDORes.dll for you let me know all I need is the icon. I use Restorator 2007 to edit .dll it's a lot easier but it's not free.
Jerry


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13 Oct 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Icon and System 32 dll.zip SysWOW64 dll.zip

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Thanks for the offer Jerry. Here is what the dll looks like in reshacker, and this is just one group of icons. I give you the DDORes.dll from both System32 & SysWOW64. I suspect they are identical, but not sure.


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