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Windows 7: Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

14 Aug 2010   #40
Jack8530

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Brink Folder thing

Can you give me the location of the default icon is supposed to be?


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14 Aug 2010   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jack,

The default folder icon path used in Windows 7 is C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,3 (3rd icon in the shell32.dll file.

Unfortunately you would need to use a program like resource hacker to change the icon path in the shell32.dll file. The tutorial below may be able to help you check the shell32.dll file to see if it as the correct folder icon for the 3rd one.

Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Aug 2010   #42
fantasysuper

Window 7
 
 

Um can you help me
how do i Navigate and if i try to navigate i cant find
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
can you help me?
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16 Aug 2010   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fantasysuper, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Shell Icons key is added in steps 4 & 5 of OPTION ONE when the folder icon was changed. If you do not have it, then you didn't use OPTION ONE to change the default folder icon.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Aug 2010   #44
Jack8530

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Hey Brink

this is what happens when i click on a folder do you know how to change the icon down the bottom left?


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24 Aug 2010   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jack,

Since you do not know what program you used to change it with, then you might consider a repair install to fix it. Otherwise it's just a guess.
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25 Aug 2010   #46
Jack8530

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Brink

can you post me a video on how to fully wipe or restart the HDD and reinstall windows 7?

Thanks Jack
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25 Aug 2010   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jack,

Here you go.

Clean Install Windows 7
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26 Aug 2010   #48
Jack8530

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Brink

Thanks very much for your help
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26 Aug 2010   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Jack.
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