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Windows 7: Resource Hacker question

19 Apr 2019   #1
Larkspur

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Resource Hacker question

I don't hold out much hope of getting a response, but I have a 'Curious George' question about Resource Hacker.

I've used Resource Hacker over the years to change the icons of a number of programs whose native icons I just did not like. Although the desktop and taskbar icons that result are the replacement icons I have set, when I actually open the program, its icon in the taskbar reverts to the original. It's no big deal to me. I was just curious about why this happens. I would have thought if I replaced the icon inside the executable, it would show the new icon no matter what.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

Larkspur


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19 Apr 2019   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi Larkspur,


I create an ico and save it in pictures
then create desktop shortcut
right click shortcut
choose properties
choose change icon
browse to pictures
choose icon
OK/apply....
stays on desktop
right-click
save to taskbar as well.

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4 Weeks Ago   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Larkspur View Post
I don't hold out much hope of getting a response, but I have a 'Curious George' question about Resource Hacker.

I've used Resource Hacker over the years to change the icons of a number of programs whose native icons I just did not like. Although the desktop and taskbar icons that result are the replacement icons I have set, when I actually open the program, its icon in the taskbar reverts to the original. It's no big deal to me. I was just curious about why this happens. I would have thought if I replaced the icon inside the executable, it would show the new icon no matter what.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

Larkspur

Are you changing the icons before or after installation? That may make a difference. If after installation, I'd look in that directory and see if those images are there.

Edit-

Running Resource Hacker and trying to modify the installation .exe for Resource Hacker its self, I see there are multiple icons of different sizes that need to be changed. So with that. What ever .exe you're modifying you need to change each icon with its respective size. Once that's done then you can install that program.
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