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Searches Library - Create

How to Create a "Searches" Library with Correct Icon in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
02 Nov 2011
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How to Create a "Searches" Library with Correct Icon in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This will show you how to create a Searches library in Windows 7 and Windows 8 that has the correct Searches folder icon on a glass plate for it's library icon.

EXAMPLE: Searches Library with Correct Icon
Searches Library - Create-example.jpg
Here's How:
1. To Download the Searches Library Icon
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file that contains the correct Searches library icon.
B) Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

C) Double click/tap on the ZIP file to open it, then extract (drag and frop) the Searches_Library.ico file to the location that you want to keep it at.
WARNING: The icon file will need to remain at this location while it is being used (step 3) for the library. If you move it, then the icon will no longer be displayed for the library.

D) Right click or press and hold on the Searches_Library.ico file, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, on the Unblock button, and on OK. (see screenshot below)
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 2.
2. To Create the Searches Library
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to your C:\Users\(user-name) folder, then create a new library with the Searches folder. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you like, you could include any other folder location(s) that you would like to also be included inside the Searches library as well.
Searches Library - Create-step1.jpg
3. Do step 4 or 5 below depending on if you are in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

4. To Change the Searches Library Icon in Windows 7
A) Change the Searches library icon to use the Searches_Library.ico icon file at the location you have saved it to in step 1. (see screenshots below)
Note   Note
For example, I saved my icon from step 1 to C:\Users\Brink\My Documents, so I would add the line below (right screenshot below) while changing the icon if using step 5 OPTION TWO at that link.


You would substitute the path in red to the full path of where you saved the Searches_Library.ico file instead in step 1.

Searches Library - Create-step2.jpg

Searches Library - Create-step3.jpg

B) Go to step 6 below.
5. To Change the Downloads Library Icon in Windows 8
A) Using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below, change the new library's icon using the Searches_Library.ico icon file at the location you have saved it to in step 1. (see screenshot below)
How to Change a Library Icon in Windows 8

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6. You will now notice that the Searches library icon has changed.
NOTE: See example screenshot at the top of the tutorial.
That's it,

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02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Brink is the best!!!

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02 Nov 2011   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome.
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