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Windows 7: Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut - Create


Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Desktop Icon Settings" Shortcut in Vista and Windows 7
Published by Brink
30 Apr 2011
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How to Create a "Desktop Icon Settings" Shortcut in Vista and Windows 7

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This will show you how to create or download a Desktop Icon Settings shortcut to add or remove and restore or change the default icon for the Computer, User's Files (user-name Folder), Network, and Recycle Bin desktop icons in Vista and Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: Desktop Icon Settings in Vista and Windows 7
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Desktop Icon Settings" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Desktop_Icon_Settings.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Desktop Icon Settings shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Desktop Icon Settings shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.

5. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Desktop Icon Settings" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the command below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
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3. Type Desktop Icon Settings for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Desktop Icon Settings shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\desk.cpl
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn




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