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Windows 7: Add icon to imageres.dll

09 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Add icon to imageres.dll

How do I add an icon to imageres.dll? I assume that is where system icons are stored. Thanks.

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09 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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09 Aug 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

You should work with copies of it on your desktop you are using 64-bit you will find them in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 keep them separate so you know which one came from where, then you need a resource hacker of some kind so you can replace the icon that you want. It will need to be a true icon which are layered. Look at post #6 and it will show you how to replace that .dll Basic Networking Information
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09 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit

Thanks, guys. I decided not to mess with trying to get into the system file icons folder--too easy to make a big mess of things! So I placed my new icons in a different location.
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