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Windows 7: Iconoid 64 bit Install problem

16 May 2009   #1
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail

I downloaded the 64 bit port of ICONOID.

Instructions state to simply unpack the RAR into a folder and run Iconoid.exe.

That is not working for me.

Does the folder nee to be in \Program Files or \Program Files (x86)?

Anyone have a different result/clue?


Update: I unzip the 64 bit RAR to C:\Program Files\Iconoid and run ICONOID.EXE. No problem and no errors. ICONOID appears in the Task Manager Process listing running as a 64 bit process. But the program does not place an Icon n the Taskbar and does not Open to allow changing the settings.

Hmmm.... this is one of my favorite desktop widgets (along with Dave's Quick Search which I have working).

Anyone - any ideas?

Update: This problem has been duplicated by another user. No known solution yet.

I do hope for one, I like Iconoid's utility.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #2


It's not looking good for the x64 port

It does not matter:

Where the files are zipped to and run from

If it's run with Compatibilty mode or Run as Admin, or both combined.

UAC virtualization enabled/disabled

Show desktop icons enabled/disabled

Slideshow disabled/enabled

The outcome is always the same. It appears as a running process in task manager with no way to access the GUI, rendering it useless.

As it stands, Iconoid simply does not work with 7100 x64
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #3
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail


Phil of Highrez modified the 64 bit Iconoid install kit.

I have gotten it to install, configuration menu and system tray icon work. It does require jumping through some hoops.

However, some functions, DO NOT work , including SAVE/RESTORE icon positions.

Apparently anything that writes to the registry have a problem (maybe?)

So what good is it?

Well what DOES work is what I like most about Iconoid, the "Hide Icons by Cursor Position" function and its timers.

So I am happy having that functionality.

You can read mine and Phil's posts on the issue at Highrez • View topic - Iconoid 64 bit and Windows 7 RC 7100 Install Problem

The download is at:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jun 2009   #4


I only ever used the hide icons and taskbar anyway.

Good find.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2009   #5
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
Now listed as compatible with Win7 32 bit.


The 64 bit issue is still not resolved but an update on the main Iconoid site states that it is compatible with Win7 32 bit.

For more info:

Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Iconoid 64 bit Install problem

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