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Windows 7: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

10 Apr 2010   #10
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

im trying to restore the original imageres.dll file but it wont let me. can you help me out?


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10 Apr 2010   #11
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

hey!! ARC well done man....


you helped many people including me..!!
keep it up buddy
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10 Apr 2010   #12
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
im trying to restore the original imageres.dll file but it wont let me. can you help me out?
I think you have a backup of the original imageres.dll, and what is the problem now? If you have restored the original file but the original icons is not all back, give it a bit time, use the icons, then it would be ok.

But if you cannot pot the original in the system 32 folder, it is due to the logic that a same file name cannot be there more than once in a root. So first change the name of the existing (modified) imageres.dll to imageresMOD.dll or something, and then put the original file there, and restart
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10 Apr 2010   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neeraj View Post
hey!! ARC well done man....


you helped many people including me..!!
keep it up buddy
Thanks a lot, Neeraj pal
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11 Apr 2010   #14
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
im trying to restore the original imageres.dll file but it wont let me. can you help me out?
I think you have a backup of the original imageres.dll, and what is the problem now? If you have restored the original file but the original icons is not all back, give it a bit time, use the icons, then it would be ok.

But if you cannot pot the original in the system 32 folder, it is due to the logic that a same file name cannot be there more than once in a root. So first change the name of the existing (modified) imageres.dll to imageresMOD.dll or something, and then put the original file there, and restart
I'd hate to be a bother, but after i change the name of the moded one, it wont let me but the original one in. do i have to "own it" and if i do how do i know its "mine"? i have this function that lets me take ownership by right clicking on a file and the clicking the option "Take Ownership" will that do it?
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11 Apr 2010   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Good Work Arc !!
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11 Apr 2010   #16
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Good Work Arc !!
Thanks, Captain !
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18 Apr 2010   #17
kevin21388

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
Changing Icon

Hey, I was looking in another post and it mentioned shell32.dll. I have tried to also change the icons in this one, but when I do, it says that explorer.exe has encountered an error. By changing the imageres.dll files, it changed some of the icons, but not all of them. What is going on with it?
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18 Apr 2010   #18
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevin21388 View Post
Hey, I was looking in another post and it mentioned shell32.dll. I have tried to also change the icons in this one, but when I do, it says that explorer.exe has encountered an error. By changing the imageres.dll files, it changed some of the icons, but not all of them. What is going on with it?
Hi Kevin, Welcome, pal!
You are right, that imageres.dll doesnot contain all the icons, there are more locations where icons are stored, like explorer.exe and shell 32.dll.
Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker-capture.jpg Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker-expl.jpg
From the screenshot, you may see that the icons contained in explorer.exe are not generally used, so nobody does not want to change them generally. Then comes the question of icons in shell32.dll. Most of the icons (other tahn a few xp style icons) are included in imageres.dll. Hence I dont recommend to change those files. But, it is always better to have a system image backup before taking ownership of system files or customizing them.


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29 Apr 2010   #19
Diko

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Arc, I am having troubles with STEP 13. It will not let me add all Icon versions (those different sizes).
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