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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Icon

16 Jul 2011   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Omnia X, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in a administrator account?

Which REG file did you use?


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16 Jul 2011   #41
Omnia X

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've tried the contacts and the desktop reg files, and I made sure I downloaded the enable reg file, although I am not logged on as admin I would like to simply change it for the non admin User account so my admin account has default settings intact.
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16 Jul 2011   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Omnia X,

Not being an administrator is why the REG file is unable to merge since it makes changes to a key in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE section of the registry to add the Customize tab to their properties page. Only an administrator can do this.

You will have to ask the administrator of your computer to run this for you if they wanted to allow it.
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16 Jul 2011   #43
Omnia X

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok thanks, since it is my computer i can log in as the admin, but then how will it affect my computer if i do so?
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16 Jul 2011   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Omnia X,

The REG files will only add the Customize tab for the Contacts and Desktop user folders. After merging them in the administrator account, you can log back into the other account that you want to change the icon of them in and do the steps in the tutorial to do so.
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04 Jan 2012   #45
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Brink, I do not have Change Icon on any user files (Just Choose Icon And Restore Defaults under Folder Pictures along with Optimize this folder for bit).
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04 Jan 2012   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Infinite,

Did you open them from the default C:\Users\(user-name) folder location?

Could you post a screenshot of Windows Explorer for where these folders are at, and the options that you have?
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04 Jan 2012   #47
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Oh whoops, I just opened my UserFolder not the whole thing. Sorry
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04 Jan 2012   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem.
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18 Jul 2012   #49
audaxferox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
No "change icon" Button

Hi,

I followed the turtorial for changing the standard folder, this worked fine,
however, in the properties of for instance the "my music" folder there is indeed a customize tab, but no "change icon" button or text, just the "which file do you want to display" and beneath that nothing, empty space. My pc is just a couple of months old, acer, has normal home premium version windows 7 installed. Could this be an annoying windows update or should I change a setting or something ?

grtz,
AudaxFerox
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