Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

15 Feb 2011   #29
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

How to Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icons using Resource Hacker

...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Oct 2011   #30
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

The imageres files you have uploaded shows that the syswow64 thing has taken the effect of the change, but the system32 file is still in the default state. You are to change it , too.

As the imageres in system32 will be changed, the change of icon will take effect properly.

BTW, I hope you have your backups before attempting the change (it will be needed if you want to get back to defaults).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Oct 2011   #31
Lazarus Dark

Win7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
The imageres files you have uploaded shows that the syswow64 thing has taken the effect of the change, but the system32 file is still in the default state. You are to change it , too.

As the imageres in system32 will be changed, the change of icon will take effect properly.

BTW, I hope you have your backups before attempting the change (it will be needed if you want to get back to defaults).
Um. What the heck? When I open C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll in resource hacker it shows my new black folder icons. But when I copy that file into a folder on my desktop, then open the copied file in resource hacker, it shows the yellow folders (which is apparently how that got in the zip folder i uploaded). I have never heard of such a thing. How does resource hacker show black folders, but then when I copy the file, it has stock folders? I'm confused, how does a copy look different... it should be a copy, right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2011   #32
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I don't know why your resource hacker did that to you but I put your folders in your dll imageres dll.zip
Jerry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2011   #33
Samrocks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sry bro but i can't understand exactly what u hv said can u plzzzz make a video tutorial if possible plzzzz.............
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2011   #34
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Samrocks View Post
Sry bro but i can't understand exactly what u hv said can u plzzzz make a video tutorial if possible plzzzz.............
I dont know how to make a video
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2011   #35
Chimpestry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Great tutorial. Thanks for the work!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2011   #36
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chimpestry View Post
Great tutorial. Thanks for the work!
You are welcome
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2012   #37
erelchris

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hellow, i would like to open this topic again because its still now solved..

somehow ive been able to disable live folders..

Please download these first..
Aq7ion IconPack Installer by ~Mr-Ragnarok on deviantART


and install ..be careful with the bat files. make sure you have a restore point, and a bootCD first...



after install, i was surprised there was no live folders,
so my conclusion is that, we can modify something on the system files included on the pack and actually disable the live folders..




Please help me solve this..
God Bless us All!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #38
Lexzl

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi,

So I've edited strings 3 and 4 and the icons are displaying, but the folders change to the thumbnails when I add things into the folder. Instead of disabling it, I'd like to change the Icon for a filled folder.

I noticed you linked to a program called resource hacker which coincidentally also uses folder 3 and 4 in addition to 5, 6, and 162. Are these in correspondence with the string values from Regedit? If so, can I just create the strings in there and write the path like I did with 3 and 4?


Sorry, was looking at several guides when I posted this. Though I think my question could be answered here as well. Can I manually replace those icons through regedit? I tried adding in strings 5,6, and 162 but to no avail, so I'm guessing the hacker does this by a different means.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2012   #39
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows Server 2003 x64
 
 

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
Attachment 167592

Hey Jerry, nice Win Explorer. Liked the black Win Explorer, can you share the theme that you are using in the above post???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Folder Icon - Change Default Icon





Tutorial Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33