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Windows 7: Folder Icon - Change Default Icon


15 Feb 2011   #9
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 
Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

How to Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icons using Resource Hacker

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18 Mar 2011   #10
nickdc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i know that tutorial, just followed it
my goal is to find out a way to keep thumbnails preview enabled, because i want previews of my pics and docs...

but if i cant, i give up

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18 Mar 2011   #11
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

As far as I know, you cant . But dont give it up before talking with Brink .

He might have / may find out a solution, if possible .

You can send him a PM /VM asking it .
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14 Apr 2011   #12
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why did some folders change and the others didn't?

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14 Apr 2011   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
Why did some folders change and the others didn't?
Interesting ! After a restart, delete the thumbnail cache and rebuild the icon cache once again .

My best assumption is that you haven't deleted the thumbnail cache properly .... and so it is happening . Ccleaner can do it nicely .
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14 Apr 2011   #14
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
Why did some folders change and the others didn't?
Interesting ! After a restart, delete the thumbnail cache and rebuild the icon cache once again .

My best assumption is that you haven't deleted the thumbnail cache properly .... and so it is happening . Ccleaner can do it nicely .
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You are right.
I didn't.
After the restart I forgot it.
Thanks for reminding me that.
(I saved the shortcuts in my bookmarks how to delete the thumbnail cache and rebuild the icon cache, but I forgot to apply).
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08 May 2011   #15
jasonwuzthere

Windows Ult. x64
 
 

I can't seem to get this to work. I have the images.dll, I can open it with reshack and my new icons are there. I have cleaned and rebuilt both caches in different orders, restarted in different orders, everything. I even when in manually and took ownership of the file, and did the cache rebuild through the command prompt (ran as admin.).

I found these folders that would go great with my theme, but can't get them to work.

Any help is much appreciated!
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29 Jul 2011   #16
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Arc I just used your tutorial and it works perfect.
I would like to make one suggestion for those using 64-bit they will need to do the same .dll in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 also.
Jerry
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10 Sep 2011   #17
mgbeach

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Thanks!

Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial! I had found some places online which suggested Resource Hacker but didn't go any farther. This worked out perfectly my first time through and I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately now I'm in for quite a few sleepless nights endlessly tweaking my UI.

I definitely second the other user's suggestion of ConvertIcon as a great resource.. a couple little tips in using it though: uncheck any output dimensions larger than your input file. And it works best if you create or crop your input file to the exact dimensions (ie, 512x512)

And finally, here's a killer source of high-quality icons: Icon Archive - Search 282,126 free icons, desktop icons, download icons, social icons, xp icons, vista icons This is where I found the icon set that started me down this road of needing to edit the default folder: Profesional Red Iconset (57 icons) | Tuziibanez
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10 Sep 2011   #18
mgbeach

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Arc I just used your tutorial and it works perfect.
I would like to make one suggestion for those using 64-bit they will need to do the same .dll in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 also.
Jerry
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Hmm.. I have Win 7 Home Premium 64bit and just went through the tutorial myself without seeing this post. But it seems to have worked just fine.. is there something I'm missing?
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10 Sep 2011   #19
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgbeach View Post
This is where I found the icon set that started me down this road of needing to edit the default folder: Profesional Red Iconset (57 icons) | Tuziibanez
Thanks for the link


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