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Windows 7: Changing system tray icons.

04 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Changing system tray icons.

Hi all,

Im trying to change the system tray icons in windows 7 home premium but it doesnt work. I tried it with a program called PS Tray Factory and it crashed my explorer.exe. Seems like its not compatible to windows 7 yet.

Anyone know of another way to change them?

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04 Mar 2010   #2

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

You can take ownership (Take Ownership Shortcut ) of the appropriate dll files that generates the system Trey icons, and then back them up (for restoration of the originals , if needed) and replace them with the modified ones.

For example, SndVolSSO.dll for system trey sound icon, ActionCenter.dll for action center icon ,etc. they are situated in C:\Windows\System32

In, you may have a lot of nice system trey icons :)
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