Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to change all of my Windows 7 Icons

01 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
How to change all of my Windows 7 Icons

Hi Forum !

I want to change all of my Windows 7 Icons - folders, computer drive, live folders, etc... I know there is a program called Stardock IconPackager... but I do not want to use any programs. I would like to do it manually. I googled how to do it manually and saw a trick in the registry that I can do to help me change the icons but there are only some youtube videos showing how to change folders, and drives but not like Icons in the Control Panel, icons in the Library, etc. Any complete guide or video showing how to ? The youtube videos that I watched I have success, but not every video is there to show you how to change all the icons in your Windows 7. So any help would be much appreciated. :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2016   #2
The Fonz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hey man, you can find all kinds of of different icons online :).

Changing icons:
1. Right click the icon you wish to change and select properties.
2. It should automatically bring up the Shortcut menu, but if not select it and click change icon.
3. Click browse to find the desired icon, and voilą! You can now enjoy your application's new look!
*NOTE* regular images will not work, they have to be actual icons.

(My Firefox icon happens to be sporting Ben Kenobi at the moment )
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to change all of my Windows 7 Icons

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Devices and Printers - Change Device Icons with Custom Icons
How to Change Icons in "Devices and Printers" with Custom Icons This tutorial will cover how to change the icons in Devices and Printers with a custom icon of your choosing and be device specific, eliminating resource hacking and/or overwriting Windows 7 default icons. You'll need to be...
windows 7 change look of icons
helo, i install windows 7 ultimate few months ago. have SP1 and all windows updates. few days ago i notice my icon on desktop change its look (look of excel files and some icons are in rectangle) :eek: as you can see in screenshot. i didnt change anything myself. why did it change? i scan it with...
Can't Change Back to Default Windows 7 Icons from another Themes Icons
Hello, when i first got my compute i installed a custom theme changing basically evrything about my computer and its apearence on the desktop. This includes the icons as well. When i tried to revert back to the original windows 7 icons it seems that this theme (which is third party I should mention...
Weird problem, explorer toolbar icons sometimes change to other icons
hi there i start to get really weird problem lately... the Explorer toolbar of windows 7 sometimes show me different icons only in progrems that use admin rights, relate to windows, o_O it show the icons of the last progrem i used, like if i will enter to Utorrent window,...
Browsers & Mail
How To Change All Windows 7 Icons
Hey. I know this question has sort of been asked before, but the question is not exactly what I want to do. First off, I have tried so many programs to change the icons in the following files: imageres.dll shell32.dll I have tried to edit both of them in these folders, the System32, and the...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+