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Windows 7: How to install downloaded 3rd party icons !

17 Jul 2011   #11
Charles120463

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Hi Arc,

I was finnaly able to download an unzipping tutorial on '' Youtube '' and have succeeded in extracting all the files of both tools ( each in their own respected folders ) and have send both those folders inside a master Folder by the name of '' Extracted Files Folder '' which I created on my desk.

I am now at the step of '' Creating an Image Backup of my computer '' as well as a copy of my files.

That's where I'm at ...

Thank's Arc

Charles120463


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17 Jul 2011   #12
Arc

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Saying again, you need five (four actually) versions of an icon .... front , back, closed and open (both are the same) and work . I hope your downloaded icons have all the versions .
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18 Jul 2011   #13
Charles120463

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi arc,

I will attempt to send you an attachement where you will be able to see my downloaded folder icons for yourself. As you can see below, ther is a full and empty version. Can these folder Icons be used, with some manipulation of the images of som sorte, or do I liiteraly have to get some others folder icons somwherelse ? Could they be used for some other purpous ? Please let me Know !

Charles120463

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18 Jul 2011   #14
Arc

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Lovely beautiful icons, Charles . But using with the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Default Icon , they are not proper . Here is an example of a perfect set of icon groups used as folder icons by default ...
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Either one of the eight can be used as your static default icon using the tutorial Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon .


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20 Jul 2011   #15
Charles120463

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi Arc,

I am confused as to the difference in between both your's and Brink's tutorial. What is the deffinition of '' A Static Folder '' ? Does it mean it can only be viewd but not opened, or does it have to do with a particular class of folders ? I also have heard (or read rather) of the term '' Live Folder ''. What about Softwear folders or personnal document folders ? Which of these types of folders are considered either '' Live '' or '' Static '' ?

Thank's again Arc !

charles120463
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20 Jul 2011   #16
Arc

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Charles mate,

A live folder is a folder class which gives you different looks at different state. These are ....
1. Closed/Open .... it reveals a blank folder icon .
2. Having documents in it .... it shows the thumbnail previews
3. Having subfolders in it ..... it displays a folder containing folders .

On the contrary , a static folder is a folder class displaying the same folder structure throughout the system , whether it contains anything or not (like those of windows XP).

Usually , windows 7 folder icons are per class .... so all (in C:\Program Files or in my documents) folders are live folders in it . But you may make them static by disabling thumbnail preview .

Is it somehow clear now ? Sorry for the late reply, was a bit busy in another thread
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21 Jul 2011   #17
Charles120463

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi arc,

It's getting there, I just want to be shure to find the wright set of folder icons this time before I do start your tuorial.

I went on Deviant art and searched live folders under windows 7 but I found that even the so called live folders almost all have something vital missing which makes me wonder if they would viable at all. Some so called live folders are realy beautifful, but they are presented as ( empty/full with no indication whatsoever as to having a front and back version of them ) alot of these so called live folders seem to be missing something out. Is it problematique ? Can certain folders be copied and tweeked somehow in order to create all the four different folder states needed in order to be recognised by the system ?

Thank's again mate,

charles120463
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21 Jul 2011   #18
Arc

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Browsing deviantART

Look at the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth .
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22 Jul 2011   #19
Charles120463

Windows 7, 64 bit, premium family edition
 
 

Hi Arc,

I looked at he icon folders you mentioned and it is apearent that the open (empty) folder is built by a combination of the front side and back side folder; while the full size folder speaks for itself (no problem with that one). That does not however answer anything.

On step 3 of your tutorial you clearly talk about three distinct types of folder icons. 3 and 4, 5 and 6. Yet the screen shot below clearly shows only one type of folder, namley 6 empty folders! Why ? How can you possibly change in to 3 different type of icon folders with one type (empty) ? Unless the system can accept an empty folder for an open folder (obviously), an empty folder as a closed folder, an empty folder as a back side, and finaly an empty folder for a front side. Is that it ???

Thank's again,

Charles120463
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22 Jul 2011   #20
Arc

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Quote:
Change both 3 and 4 with the same open folder icon, 5 with the back side icon , and 6 with the front side icon
I thought the statement was clear .... and the screenshots shows only an example of one of those. It is not to be misunderstood that all are to be changed with empty folder. It states which one is to be changed with which one .
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