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Windows 7: How do I change some some program icons

22 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x 64
How do I change some some program icons

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this the programs I cannot change are skype, my documents, my pictures, my downloads and my music. Please help me solve my problem I am also using windows 7 home 64 bit. :)

edit: I just need to know how to fix Skype now

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22 Sep 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I do not have Skype but look at Post #5 Best way to apply icons or an icon set system wide. it shows how I find some icons.
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22 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x 64

umm mind linking me :O I don't know which one it is the title dosn't say

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23 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

To change skype icon just right click on its desktop icon and go to property, and hit file location button. Now use Restorator 2007 to open that exe. You would find Skype icon in that exe, just replace that icon with your custom icon.

To change, My Document, My Pic and other folder icons you need to open imageres.dll in Restorator and change the icons in Restorator. After changing the icons you need to rebuild the iconcache, tutorial is already posted somewhere on this very forum, you need to search. I remember if you search on google you would find an application or a bat files as well to rebuild the iconcache. You can also delete the iconcache.db manually as well, iconcache.db is located @ "C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Local"
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23 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

good post niceguy, heres the rebuild icons cache tutorial link

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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24 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks mate for posting the link of tutorial.
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