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Windows 7: crappy old icon in windows explorer

31 Jan 2011   #1

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
crappy old icon in windows explorer

Can anyone tell me how to change this crappy old icon in windows explorer?
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31 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Boris,

This can help show you how to fix that icon. :)

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix
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31 Jan 2011   #3

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)

Oh that was even easier than I thought.

Thank you for your time and help :)

BTW I think the reference to 8E underneath must 5 instead (or skip step 4)...?

4. Right click on the extracted Application_Icon.ico file, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 8E.
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31 Jan 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.

Thank you for pointing that out. It seems that I missed it in the last updating of that tutorial. :)
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