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Windows 7: Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

23 Nov 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

How to Fix the Windows Explorer "Open" Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon in Windows 7

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08 Jun 2010   #10
Wildclip

Windows 7
 
 

Can you upload that dummy file you used ?


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08 Jun 2010   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Wildclip, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Who are you referring to, and for which file?
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09 Jun 2010   #12
Wildclip

Windows 7
 
 

The file mentioned by Greg here
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However, I did manage to hack it another way. I used an old and very small .exe file, stripped out the code leaving nothing but the icon resources and came up with this to get the same icon for both locations.



More than likely, I'm leaving it the default Mickey Soft Doofus way since hovering .dll files and maybe some others would need tweaking as well to get rid of the generic icon
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19 Jun 2010   #13
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Thanks Shawn, was looking for something like this..wrong icon thing bothered me.
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19 Jun 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Matt. Yeah, that bothered me as well.
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19 Jun 2010   #15
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wildclip View Post
Can you upload that dummy file you used ?
Sorry, I didn't see that you had requested this. I think this is the file but not for sure. If it's not, it may still have some of the resources left in which couldn't be much considering it's file size.

appico.zip


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20 Jun 2010   #16
Misfortune

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wildclip View Post
Can you upload that dummy file you used ?
Sorry, I didn't see that you had requested this. I think this is the file but not for sure. If it's not, it may still have some of the resources left in which couldn't be much considering it's file size.

Attachment 79806
It seems to be the right file, as it only has that one icon in it. However, when I create the registry entry to use the icon in the "appico.exe" file, only the context menu icon changes. The Explorer bar icon remains that broken white icon! It's very strange !

I'm running a 64-bit system. Did you create any other entries to get it like how you had in your screenshot?


Update: Nevermind, I got it working correctly! It turned out I was referencing the wrong icon number (e.g. "appico.exe,#") in my registry entry. I opened the file with a resource editor and found that the right number was 102, so my final entry was "appico.exe,-102"

Cheers!
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20 Jun 2010   #17
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Misfortune View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wildclip View Post
Can you upload that dummy file you used ?
Sorry, I didn't see that you had requested this. I think this is the file but not for sure. If it's not, it may still have some of the resources left in which couldn't be much considering it's file size.

Attachment 79806
It seems to be the right file, as it only has that one icon in it. However, when I create the registry entry to use the icon in the "appico.exe" file, only the context menu icon changes. The Explorer bar icon remains that broken white icon! It's very strange !

I'm running a 64-bit system. Did you create any other entries to get it like how you had in your screenshot?


Update: Nevermind, I got it working correctly! It turned out I was referencing the wrong icon number (e.g. "appico.exe,#") in my registry entry. I opened the file with a resource editor and found that the right number was 102, so my final entry was "appico.exe,-102"

Cheers!
OK great. I wasn't for sure if it was the right one and now that you mention, at the time I edited more than one version and may have changed the actual resource number. It appears you know what you are doing considering you opened it up to find the exact library number for reference. Glad it worked for you. It may be possible to reduce the size of the file more even though it's fairly small now. I just haven't spent any time playing with it.
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31 Aug 2010   #18
Japa

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Well it looks like the toolbar icon always defaults to the first icon in the library. The context menu item Open gets the one specified in the registry. As of right now, I've decided on this one "explorer.exe,-251". The explorer icon in the toolbar makes more sense to me than flip 3d.
I did this, but I didn't like the arrows in context menu, in fact I didn't want any icon in context menu I liked it with just the text so I opened explorer.exe in ResHacker and replaced that icon with a blank one, voila. Of course u can replace it with any icon even put in the same explorer icon u have in toolbar.

Using your dummy exe file I couldn't get anywhere, but gave me that idea so thank you and Brink of course.
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01 Sep 2010   #19
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Japa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Well it looks like the toolbar icon always defaults to the first icon in the library. The context menu item Open gets the one specified in the registry. As of right now, I've decided on this one "explorer.exe,-251". The explorer icon in the toolbar makes more sense to me than flip 3d.
I did this, but I didn't like the arrows in context menu, in fact I didn't want any icon in context menu I liked it with just the text so I opened explorer.exe in ResHacker and replaced that icon with a blank one, voila. Of course u can replace it with any icon even put in the same explorer icon u have in toolbar.

Using your dummy exe file I couldn't get anywhere, but gave me that idea so thank you and Brink of course.
If you wanted a blank icon, imageres.dll has one inside of it. I think it's 121.
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