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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

20 Jun 2009   #261

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Did you by any chance create a blue version of the "Libraries" Folder? I didn't see it in your RocketDock or Icon Master Set Downloads, but maybe I missed it.

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22 Jun 2009   #262


Here's one i just made :) with the screensaver from (RED) as a

Link: Win 7 Themes - Windows Live
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29 Jun 2009   #263

Windows 7 RTM x64

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02 Jul 2009   #264

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I've got one. It's a re-coloration set of about 36 wallpapers, changing every 5 seconds, although that is changeable. It has a Zune type feel to it.
Here ya go. WIN7.themepack - Windows Live
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03 Jul 2009   #265

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 RTM - Windows Server 2008 R2 7600 RTM Dual Boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
They weren't Blue folders they are Green folders and didn't really like them either and that's why I made my own which are Blue.

This is how My folders look in Vista and Windows 7 now.

Attachment 14857
Regarding the dock, do you use the stack docklet? If so, how did you set the icons because mine keep unsetting everytime I run it.
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03 Jul 2009   #266

win 7 64bit(SP1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
You can use IconPackager and create a new theme then just use that program to apply it or you can do what I did and copy and paste the imageres.dll and shell32.dll from System32 and SysWOW64 into folders on your desktop and then use Restorator to open them and then replace the relevant icons with your custom ones and then save.

Once you have done that you then need to be able to replace the originals, it's a good idea to keep a backup of the originals as well in case something goes wrong.

For me the easiest way to replace the files was to boot into my other OS and that would insure that they were not in use while I was replacing them, you will then need to take ownership of the dll's before they can be replaced, the easiest way to do this is with a context menu shortcut and then you can simply right click on the file or dll and select Take Ownership from the context menu.

Once you have done that and all the dll's are replaced you will then need to clear the icon cache, that is located in a hidden folder in your user account of the operating system you are trying to modify, go to your folder option and show hidden folders and then open your user name and find the AppData folder and then go into local and at the bottom of that lsit you should find the IconCache and then delete it.

Now you should be able to boot back into the OS you modified and all the changes should be applied.
not sure how to use Restorator so worried about making a mistake
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03 Jul 2009   #267

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Nor did I until I downloaded it and started playing with it not long ago, when you save anything it automatically creates a backup so it's hard to stuff anything up too much.
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03 Jul 2009   #268

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

so there's no 'automatic' icon changer, do them all at once like?
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03 Jul 2009   #269

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
so there's no 'automatic' icon changer, do them all at once like?
You can use icon packager but it is not fully compatible with windows 7 yet and some icons get mucked up. If you decide to use icon packager make sure you make a restore point first.

Restorator is pretty easy to use because it shows a preview of the icon you are going to change and you just drag and drop your custom icon onto the corresponding icon.

when your done you just hit save, providing you have taken ownership first and it's best if you have a dual boot and boot into the other OS to make any changes, that way you will ensure that none of the files are in use.
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03 Jul 2009   #270

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu

Hey there Mr. Grim

Was just driving by and saw these cool blue icons here. I have to say, Fine job.
Nice and clean, sharp colors, but not to flashy.

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