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 LIVE FOLDER ICON ?

01 Jun 2010   #31
Elmer BeFuddled

Windows 7 Home Premium O.E.M x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahamprema View Post
I think I may not have been clear in my last post the everything is working fine except not all the folders are changing to the new ones I have placed in the new imageres.dll. Some change and some do not, and doing a restore cache does not seem to add the new icons throughout Windows 7 especially in windows system files some change many do not so I have to change them manually with Microangelo if I what them to change. Microangelo just allows me to change any folder either in properties or by right clicking the file I want to chjange and choosing change icon. I am sure I have changed all the necessary icon groups but the folders still do not all change and it looks pretty random. When you have changed you icons do they all change throughout your windows?
I may be joining this discussion a bit late but I was having the same issue with not all folders "changing" so I thought I would throw my two-pennorth worth in and joined the forum to share what I had discovered.

I've found the solution though, and (I think) what you will find is happening is that the folders that are not changing are the ones that contain sub-folders, but no files !!

What you need to do is create a folder back, with an inside, but no front similar to the attached images, or just a plain back, but then empty folders are not so easily spotted immediately.

You then need to place this in your imageres.dll file. The location to place your icon is:-
In Reshacker:- Icon Group 162
In Microangelo Librarian:- imageres 154
In Restorator:- Icon (Group) 162
In anything else:- You're on your own !!

B.T.W. The only icon sizes I create are:- 256x256 RGBA, 64x64RGBA, 48x48RGBA, 32x32RGBA, 24x24RGBA, 16x16RGBA. No problems so far.

Regards

Elmer BeFuddled




Attached Images
How to change LIVE FOLDER ICON ?-active-gn-back-multi.png How to change LIVE FOLDER ICON ?-active-gn-back.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Dec 2010   #32
ahamprema

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to save imageres.dll & explorer.dll ?

How to save imageres.dll & explorer.dll ? When I hit save Restorator 2007 say access denied! I have full admin and take ownership. This part of the process is such a pain in the ass. My HD crashes and it has been a while since I have done this. Is there an easy way to save please can someone give me step by step to saving the imageres.dll with restorator 2007.

thanks 7F
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #33
Jeangrim

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

same thing happened to me. forget about clearing thumb chache through command prompt. run disk clean up, be sure thumb cache is also checked in the what files to clean up directory and run it. now when you go to each folder on your disk be patient the system will need to compile a new data base for every file you open. ciao!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Feb 2011   #34
Tweak Hound

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright guys,
So replace the icons use resource hacker.
How many pixels for the icon images?
And do I use .ico or another format?
thanks guys great thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #35
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tweak Hound View Post
Alright guys,
So replace the icons use resource hacker.
How many pixels for the icon images?
And do I use .ico or another format?
thanks guys great thread.
Hi

I have gathered all my learning here : Folder Icon - Change Default Icon .

You are to use only .ico format, coz only this format generates icons in a windows system .

Use IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor for making/ editing icons . Your icon should contain all the sizes of the first four colors .... to sit in different positions and different resolutions . Otherwise you may get a dialog "out of system resources" in resource hacker; but customization is not affected by that , if you have a 256x256 icon, that would be nice .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2011   #36
Amatolk

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

NOOOOO! so close to chaning it can't save the imageres file. need permission from trustedinstaller. anyway the get by this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2011   #37
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amatolk View Post
NOOOOO! so close to chaning it can't save the imageres file. need permission from trustedinstaller. anyway the get by this?
Follow the link Folder Icon - Change Default Icon ..... and save the modified imageres.dll in desktop as per step 5 . Then replace it as per step 6 (takeownership.reg is a easy way to take ownership of your system files from trusted installer) .

Dont save the result directly to system32.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to change LIVE FOLDER ICON ?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon This will show you how to change all of the default yellow folder icons in Windows Explorer to any custom icon that you want instead in Windows 7. User Folder icons will not be affected by this.If you have thumbnails turned on, then only...
Tutorials
Folder Icon - Change Default Icon
How to Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icons using Resource Hacker Windows 7 Folders are Live Folders , and they are not a single icon, but a combination of 5 different icons . In imageres.dll's icon group, the numbers of these 5 icons are respectively 3, 4, 5, 6, and 162 . So it is to change...
Tutorials
Change folder icon
I wanna change icon a specific folder So that, by shifting the icon does not change. In other words, Icon is always fixed
Customization
How to change folder icon?
My problem is: I have downloaded these icons that have the theme of Windows 8. I'm changing a lot of system file icons around on my computer using the program "Default Program" it's great and all, but it doesn't support changing folder icons. I have to do it manually. I've used two of Brinks...
Customization
Is it possible to change live folder?
I've seen many tutorials in how to change your live folder icons, but you either end up with no previews at all or if the icon wasn't design to match the folder preview, then you end up with a mess! Now, I saw this guy work and he has live folders off, but file preview on (see the JPEGS): Flurry...
Customization
Change folder icon?
Hello i have recently downloaded Leopard icons & was trying to use it as my defaults icons but i didn't knew how to do it except- eg i want to change "Windows" folder in C drive. c - right click on Windows - select properties - click Customize - click Customize icon in the bottom- select...
Customization


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 04:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App