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Windows 7: Changing system icons

24 Feb 2010   #1
Arc

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Changing system icons

Hi !
I want to change all my system icons to token icon ( Token by ~brsev on deviantART ). I dont want to use iconpackager, because I have some bitter experience with it in windows 7. Generally I use TuneUp utilities to change icons, but for all the system icons , it will consume a huge time. Is there any shortcut to do that ?


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24 Feb 2010   #2
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I don't think there's any shortcut to do this. If there is, please correct me. The only way to change a system icon is by creating a program shortcut 1st on your desktop. Then right click on it, navigate to properties. Under the "Shortcut" tab, click on "change icon". Look for the icon you wish to replace with. Click apply then Ok.
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24 Feb 2010   #3
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
I don't think there's any shortcut to do this. If there is, please correct me. The only way to change a system icon is by creating a program shortcut 1st on your desktop. Then right click on it, navigate to properties. Under the "Shortcut" tab, click on "change icon". Look for the icon you wish to replace with. Click apply then Ok.
Hmm... Then its easier to change them using TuneUp Utilities. Changing a single icon requires lesser effort than you told there, but still boring to change them one after one.....
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24 Feb 2010   #4
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
If there is, please correct me.
Dont know whether it is really easier or not.... In the Picture 1, you are to choose "file system" or "system elements" to change icons. I choose system elements here, and the Picture 2 appeared. click on "replace icon" (in tasks), browse for it, and change it .... one by one .... then apply it (press apply button). That's what TuneUp does.

I think a bit easier .... but still boring. There should be a easy way-out to do this.


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24 Feb 2010   #5
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I'm also using TuneUp to change icons. But the app does not change program icons. Only windows icons. To change program icons, that's the only method i've posted earlier on.

EDIT - I see there's some folder icons in that Tokens iconpack. You can change that using TuneUp.


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25 Feb 2010   #6
Arc

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Thanks for support, pal ! I quit the idea of changing all icons due to the time factor. BTW, I got the dock icons changed to Token, it looks awesome now.
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25 Feb 2010   #7
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Thanks for support, pal ! I quit the idea of changing all icons due to the time factor. BTW, I got the dock icons changed to Token, it looks awesome now.
Great....
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