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Windows 7: Devices and Printers - Change Device Icons with Custom Icons

22 Jan 2013   #30
DevIconChanger

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I made every step, but I can't see the new icon for my USB device.
There is no new entry in C:\Users\DevIconChanger\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache. Not in \de-DE nor in \en-us. Do I need special permissions?
(There was an UAC-Popup for the xcopy-command from the MS tool, which I have accepted).
Or do I have to reboot my machine?

Any other ideas?


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22 Jan 2013   #31
DevIconChanger

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe I found a possible problem:
The original xcopy command from the MS tool DOESN'T copy the metadata package to C:\Users\DevIconChanger\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache in my Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

It creates a copy in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\de-DE
(strangely enough not in my very first attempt, using the 'local' called "Deutschland (Deutschland) | de" <- no idea why... )
In my second attempt with the 'local' "Deutschland (Deutschland) | de-DE" the above entry was created and the new icon appeared after pressing F5 in the 'devices and printers' panel.

Has someone more informations about this local (second last tab 'Options' in the MS tool)?
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26 Jan 2013   #32
Machistmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can search through the Metadata store listings in c:\users\ until you find the directory and subfolder missing the icon and then copy the icon. This fixed a problem with my DELL 30 Inch monitor for me. I built the package and for some reason the icon was missing in the profile area not the Program Data store. I copied the Icon manually to that location and that fixed the issue. The packages are created via the Metadata Authoring Wizard and land in c:\Program Data but for some reason the dmrccache (icon cache) has to update as well.


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26 Jan 2013   #33
Machistmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Icon Cache - Rebuild

You can also try to rebuild your Icon Cache above.
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24 Feb 2013   #34
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

Small Problem:

What's the Hardware ID of the Computer? I mean, I want to change the Icon, But I don't get the right Hardware ID, because whenever I click on "Properties" I get information of the devices installed on my computer

What should I write into the section: Hardware ID in orer to change my Computer icon?
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24 Feb 2013   #35
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Read step 7 again
Quote:
Under the Associations Tab, choose the proper association(s). For this example, the Computer icon, choose the 7 ComputerMetadata strings at the top of the Hardware ID list.
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24 Feb 2013   #36
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

Hey, of course I followed the Stap 7 - BUT there are no 7 Strings in my Hardware list - I can only include manually some strings but I don't know them!
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24 Feb 2013   #37
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KGBSpion View Post
Hey, of course I followed the Stap 7 - BUT there are no 7 Strings in my Hardware list - I can only include manually some strings but I don't know them!
No one can give you the correct strings to use as they are different on every pc. Follow the tutorial again and double check each step
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24 Feb 2013   #38
KGBSpion

Windows 8
 
 

I double Checked EVERYTHING! This Strings simply don't appear in my list
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24 Feb 2013   #39
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KGBSpion View Post
I double Checked EVERYTHING! This Strings simply don't appear in my list
Can you post a screenshot of the list you get at step 7 of the tutorial.
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