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Windows 7: How do i change System Tray icons?

28 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
How do i change System Tray icons?

Hello, I would like to change the System Tray icons of Volume, Network and Power with ResourceHacker, could anyone help me where can I find the files containing them?
I would also be happy for any other information about the size of the icons needed or anything else useful.

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28 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

First thing I'd suggest is download and install Download IconViewer that way you can look at the icons from the property window there will be an icon tab.

SndVolSSO.dll For volume

pnidui.dll For network

batmeter.dll For the power on a laptop. These are bitmaps.

For a 32-bit system they will be in C:\Windows\System32

For a 64-bit system they will be in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Here is a few tutorials you should look at.
Notification Area Icons - Customize

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Icon Cache - Rebuild

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks for the help! :)
Everything went well.
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28 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

You're welcome, glad to hear all went well
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23 Mar 2016   #5

Windows 7 64 bits
Change windows 10 taskbar systray icons

Hello, I am sorry to ask but I cannot find help anywhere.

I would like to change a windows 10 program systray (on the right) icon (to hide a LINE chat/messenger).

Do you know how I could do ?

Thank you so much for your help <3
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24 Mar 2016   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I would suggest posting this to
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2016   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm trying to do this with the XP tray icons, but I can't find them anywhere. All I can find is Windows 7's icons for XP and not the other way around. I've tried making the icons myself from XP's files, but Windows 7 has way more icons there than XP does, so I'd have to make too many. And the ones I did try to make just resulted in blank icons on the tray. Has anyone done this?
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