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Windows 7: Change icon on minimized application

17 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Change icon on minimized application


Is it possible to change the icon used on the taskbar item for an application. As an example, I've included a picture of the Outlook 2013 item.


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Change icon on minimized application-inboxicon.jpg 
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17 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hmm, try this (not sure if you will be satisfied):
- I don't know how to change an exe directly (and usually don't change them :))
- Right click on shortcut of outlook, or just create one (send to->desktop)
- Shortcut tab->Change Icon
- It will show some default icons
- select one and click apply
- start program with that shortcut

if you don't like the default icons
- select browse and open an icon file

You should be able to download from internet
or try:
Windows\System32\moricons.dll (MS DOS Icons)

Please note that this works with regular exe files, but I don't know if it will work with Outlook
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional


Thanks for your reply and I've already done what you've suggested. Unfortunately it seems my picture wasn't displayed in my original post so it wasn't obvious what I wanted.

I can get a shortcut with a different icon as you should be able to see in the attached picture, in the Quick Start section of the taskbar.

It's the icon in the minimized Outlook icon I want to change. The one with 'Inbox -....' in the picture,



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Change icon on minimized application-inboxicon.jpg Change icon on minimized application-inboxicon2.jpg 
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