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Windows 7: Open Folder Icon - Change

28 Feb 2020   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
I tried a icon path from the tutorial and it still didn't change the folders in the explore but only in the registry editor. I put the "" and I signed out and then back in I even restarted the laptop and I even tried the rebuild icon cache. But the only place there is the icon is on the registry editor. Am I doing something wrong.
I just tested on my system using this below, and both icons show for me.

If you like, upload the icons you are using. I'll test them on my system to see if I see the same as you.

Open Folder Icon - Change-icons.png


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28 Feb 2020   #41
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

There is (2) things about doing this first the icons are only sized 128 X 128 and not the full size I don't know if that is a problem or not. And second I don't know how to upload the icons. Do I just use the paperclip in the "Go Advanced" area? Just wondering how to upload the icons. Plus do you want all the icons or just the icon for the icon I want to use as the "Open Icon".
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28 Feb 2020   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
There is (2) things about doing this first the icons are only sized 128 X 128 and not the full size I don't know if that is a problem or not. And second I don't know how to upload the icons. Do I just use the paperclip in the "Go Advanced" area? Just wondering how to upload the icons. Plus do you want all the icons or just the icon for the icon I want to use as the "Open Icon".
The size shouldn't matter since 4 is for a small icon anyways.

Correct. You can use the paperclip to upload, and then select to attach in the post. I would ZIP them, and then upload the ZIP file.

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28 Feb 2020   #43
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I will try to upload the icons I tried to upload them in ico but they would not upload so I will be placing them in a zipped file and then uploading them. I did edit the size of the png icons that also came with the ico files there was 2 separate folders so I went online and changed the size to the full size and selected every size that was included with the converter.



And then I placed them in there own folder and made a set with the full sized icons and then zipped it and then placed it in this message I don't know if I did it correctly though. If the icons don't work the way I fixed them or if I uploaded them wrong please let me know thank you.Glo Icons.zip Here are the icons.


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28 Feb 2020   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
I will try to upload the icons I tried to upload them in ico but they would not upload so I will be placing them in a zipped file and then uploading them. I did edit the size of the png icons that also came with the ico files there was 2 separate folders so I went online and changed the size to the full size and selected every size that was included with the converter.


And then I placed them in there own folder and made a set with the full sized icons and then zipped it and then placed it in this message I don't know if I did it correctly though. If the icons don't work the way I fixed them or if I uploaded them wrong please let me know thank you.Attachment 411145 Here are the icons.
Well, the icons are working just fine for me as below, so that doesn't appear to be the issue.

You might delete the 3 and 4 string values, restart the computer, and try adding them again to see if it may toggle them to work this time around.

Open Folder Icon - Change-icons.png


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01 Mar 2020   #45
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm still having issues with the icons. But I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

(1) I hit Windows Key - R once I do that I open reg editor. While in there I create a shell icon folder in the explorer like I'm told to and I made a (4) in the right hand side with string value and then the location is for the green square arrow I even put "c:\windows\system32shell32.dll,-290" I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I even tried using the icon catch thing and then I restarted the computer and it still wont work correctly in Windows Explorer.


Here are the images of the problem. I hope you can see them correctly and understand my problem.Open Folder Icon - Change-registry-editor.jpgOpen Folder Icon - Change-windows-explorer.jpg


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01 Mar 2020   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
I'm still having issues with the icons. But I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

(1) I hit Windows Key - R once I do that I open reg editor. While in there I create a shell icon folder in the explorer like I'm told to and I made a (4) in the right hand side with string value and then the location is for the green square arrow I even put "c:\windows\system32shell32.dll,-290" I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I even tried using the icon catch thing and then I restarted the computer and it still wont work correctly in Windows Explorer.


Here are the images of the problem. I hope you can see them correctly and understand my problem.
I must admit that I'm not sure why the open folder icon isn't working in Windows Explorer for you.

Did you make any other customizations that affect Windows Explorer that may also be affecting this?
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01 Mar 2020   #47
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I must admit that I'm not sure why the open folder icon isn't working in Windows Explorer for you.

Did you make any other customizations that affect Windows Explorer that may also be affecting this?

I don't really know how to make changes the only thing I did was look into the folder settings and make sure the thumbnails were turned off.
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01 Mar 2020   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
I don't really know how to make changes the only thing I did was look into the folder settings and make sure the thumbnails were turned off.
Thumbnails shouldn't affect the open folder icon since it only shows in a folder tree.

Is this still after reinstalling Windows?
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01 Mar 2020   #49
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thumbnails shouldn't affect the open folder icon since it only shows in a folder tree.

Is this still after reinstalling Windows?

Yes I reinstalled the windows from a usb flash drive last night and even updated everything that the update area could find.



So I am stumped.



I even tried to make a (3) just to see if that would work and nope. I then deleted (3), (4). And the icons went back to normal. I tried to make the (3) again and nothing. Now there just little white icon looking things.



I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.



Open Folder Icon - Change-icon-properties.jpg

Open Folder Icon - Change-screen-shot-registry-editor.jpg


This is how it looks.



Is there a way to store all my icons in one place like where the system icons are stored and then just run them from there or something. I have no idea what I'm ding wrong. Or if the settings are even correct. I am just reading the steps and am apparently doing something wrong.


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