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Windows 7: How to change LIVE FOLDER ICON ?

28 Feb 2010   #1
Arc

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How to change LIVE FOLDER ICON ?

Hi !
Can anybody help me in changing live icons? I know an application that can do it, that is Stardock Iconackager. But I have some horrible experience with it when used it in windows 7. It messed up everything.

Is there an easy way to change them? Thanks in advance


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28 Feb 2010   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Hi Arc, can you clarify what folder icon your talking about, a screenshot of it as well?
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28 Feb 2010   #3
GothicDeath

 

You will need to edit your imageres.dll file(s). You can use Restorator 2007 for that.
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28 Feb 2010   #4
curiouso9

Windows Seven
 
 

Stardock icon packager 4 run smoothly and nice on windows 7.. for live folder, u must have the icon pack that support live folder. try search sliver vista icon pack at wincustomize.com.
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curiouso9 View Post
Stardock icon packager 4 run smoothly and nice on windows 7.. for live folder, u must have the icon pack that support live folder. try search sliver vista icon pack at wincustomize.com.
I used Iconpackager 4 earlier, but it was a bitter experience. Icons went mad!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GothicDeath View Post
You will need to edit your imageres.dll file(s). You can use Restorator 2007 for that.
I dont know how to do it. Suppotr please ?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi Arc, can you clarify what folder icon your talking about, a screenshot of it as well?
Hi Sergio !
I want to Change the folders of pic 1 with the folder of pic 2.


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01 Mar 2010   #6
curiouso9

Windows Seven
 
 

icons went mad maybe because system icon cache.. i have this problem too.. change icon but not all changed, some folder become this icon and some folder become that icon.. just rebuild icon cache.. if u have TuneUp just try using TuneUp Styler to fix it..
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01 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curiouso9 View Post
icons went mad maybe because system icon cache.. i have this problem too.. change icon but not all changed, some folder become this icon and some folder become that icon.. just rebuild icon cache.. if u have TuneUp just try using TuneUp Styler to fix it..
Generally I use tuneup styler to change icons ang logon screen, but in the 2010 version too, there is no option to change the live folders. Should I try the restorer option (though I dont know how to use it properly)?
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01 Mar 2010   #8
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You can change those folder icons using TuneUp styler, Arc. Navigate to "file system" then locate the folder you want to change the icon. Take a look at my screenshot.


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01 Mar 2010   #9
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
You can change those folder icons using TuneUp styler, Arc. Navigate to "file system" then locate the folder you want to change the icon. Take a look at my screenshot.
But changing an icon in file system takes effects in drive icons. I already did it (Pic 1).
What I want to change is the "live folder" icon (pic 2,imageres.dll). In Tuneup styler>system elements > Explorer, There is the option of changing closed and open window (pic 3).If I change these, the staff inside the folder is not visible.
Then what to do exactly?


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01 Mar 2010   #10
GothicDeath

 

1) take control of your imageres.dll file (C:/windows/system32) & (C:/windows/WoW64 if on x64 OS).
2) Get a copy of Restorator 2007
3) Drop the imageres.dll into Restorator
4) In "Icon folder" Edit #4,5,6 (3 also if you want all folder to match)

Just right click on the number in the resource tree and select "assign-->assign to" and select the .ico files for each relevant icon image file.

5) Save your updated imageres.dll and replace (make sure you backup original file 1st).
6) reboot, now your live icons are updated (mite want to clear cache also).

PS. You will need to rename the original file btw since its in use you can't direct over wright it.
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