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Windows 7: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker


23 Mar 2010   #79
Arc

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Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

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A few days ago I faced a question...

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02 Dec 2012   #80
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Great tutorial! Nice Arc!
I have a question. Will running sfc /scannow replace the modified icon to the default ones?
It did change some of mine back to default. My Pc does screwy things though.

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03 Dec 2012   #81
Arc

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12. In the upcoming box, click on "Open the file with new icon" and browse for it.
Browse for what !? .ico file !? when i open .ico with Resource Hacker, it says "out of memory".. i want to replace my app icon with this .ico files..
I apologise for being the newbie who brings up the ancient thread, but I'm receiving the "out of memory" popup, too, and it fails to add the new icon. I've taken ownership, and tried adding it with resource hacker several times, to no avail. Help, please?
Welcome aboard.

If you get the out of memory dialog, ignore it. Save the imageres file on desktop and then replace the system file as drscribed there.

if it is still a problem, let us know.
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03 Dec 2012   #82
DancingRain

Windows 7
 
 

I tried again this morning, and it worked. Go figure.
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26 Dec 2012   #83
mskll5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

many thanks for a simple step by step how to you the mannnnnnn
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26 Dec 2012   #84
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

After changing the icon/icons, where are you saving the final result?
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28 Mar 2013   #85
bcannariato

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am new to this forum and I didn't want to bump it, but its only a few months and perhaps others are having the same issue.


So I have successfully changed a few of the icons I have tried using Resource Hacker.


Here's my problem. I replaced my Firefox icon with something, and now I am attempting to change it again to something else. The first time I changed it, everything works, I pinned it to the taskbar (Windows 7), it opens up with the correct icon, everything. Now when I change it again I get the newer icon working on the shortcut, pin that to the taskbar, but then when I open it it shows the old icon I changed it to. I have tried multiple times to re-change the icon to no avail.

Any help here would be great!
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28 Mar 2013   #86
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello bcannariato, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you change the icon of the shortcut or the actual .exe file for Firefox?

If you did change the icon for the .exe file, then you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Mar 2013   #87
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

I am adding a little to Brink's suggestion, for most of the third party icons (those are not having a MSI based installer), the best way to change the icons is Taskbar Pinned Icons - Change.

It takes the effect system wide.
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