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Windows 7: Libraries Icons - Change

12 Mar 2010   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem. You're most welcome.


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29 Mar 2010   #71
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hello, I'm having the same problem as post #32 on page #4. I get the default empty folder icon. I thought it may have happened because the icon I want to use is on another harddrive and has a long location, so I copied the icon to C:\My_Music. Short and sweet. But that didn't work either. The icon is 256x256 and in .ico format. That is the only size I have for it. Do I need to have 16x16, 32x32, 128x128 as well? Here is the icon.

Thanks, Tye


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29 Mar 2010   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tyenot, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try having your icon full path within quotes "full path" to see if that may work better for you instead.

If not then try full path,-0

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Mar 2010   #73
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Shawn,

Unfortunately that didn't help, but reading through the tut again I saw where an example had .dll at the end. so I went back to notepad and added .ico, it works now.

Thank you for this tut.
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29 Mar 2010   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, yeah you would have to have the file extension included. I'll update the tutorial to help make this more clear to help.
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29 Mar 2010   #75
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I was just scanning through the tutorials for more Icon changing ideas. Is there a tutorial for changing icons system wide?

Say I want to change the default .doc icon. Can I change one so that if I create a new document it will assign the new icon by default?
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29 Mar 2010   #76
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I haven't read through this entire thread, but here's what I do. I make a folder in a directory OTHER than the libraries, then choose, and set the icon. Then I simply move that folder to the library, and the icon stays put. Simple workaround. I had to do that for all of these folders...

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29 Mar 2010   #77
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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29 Mar 2010   #78
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

The link you provided only goes to the forums home page?
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31 Mar 2010   #79
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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