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Windows 7: Libraries Icons - Change

31 Jul 2010   #80
silma

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi, I whipped up a tiny utility for changing library icons without having to open library files manually and add lines. You can find it here: Library Icon Changer for Windows 7


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19 Sep 2010   #81
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

silma, think you can create a version for x64 ? id like to try it
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23 Nov 2010   #82
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's been a while since your post xTL, but this may help others.

silma's program works with x64.

thanks silma, you've said me some time today.
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24 Nov 2010   #83
silma

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad I was able to help. I'd have answered before but was unable to login for some reason, then I mostly forgot Yes, my application works on x64 since it was created there.

Also, altough you could use any (square) image size to fit as an icon, optimal results are yelded by using a 256x256 icon with all lesser dimensions stored. I use converticon to do that.
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04 Jan 2012   #84
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Using Library Icon Changer, when I open the .exe I get:

LibraryIconChanger has stopped working

Windows is checking for a solution to the problem...

I tried adding to Desktop, and Running as Admin. Didn't help.

As you can tell I am customising all of Windows
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04 Jan 2012   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Infinite,

Could be a problem with what you may have already customized on your system causing this.

How does OPTION TWO in this tutorial to manually change the icon work for you?
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04 Jan 2012   #86
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Infinite,

Could be a problem with what you may have already customized on your system causing this.

How does OPTION TWO in this tutorial to manually change the icon work for you?
Well after trying to change the Icon you made a New Tutorial for me about by editing files in Resource Hacker, my system went in a restart loop. I had to use Startup Repair to fix it.

And it removed all Icons except the ones I manually changed using Change Icons.

So I am pretty sure it isn't that.

However step 2 did work.
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04 Jan 2012   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Infinite,

I'm happy to hear that OPTION TWO worked for you on changing the library icon.

I hope the rest of your customizations go well.
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10 Jan 2012   #88
keyms92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for the tutorial! There seems to be a problem when using custom icons (.ico files). Locally the custom icons work but when you use Homegroup you just get to see the 'default' library icon. Strangely, when using the .dll file instead of .ico this problem doesn't occur. Is there way to make to custom icons work with Homegroup as well?
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10 Jan 2012   #89
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Keyms,

The only way that may work is to have the custom icon saved at a location that both computers in the homegroup have full access to, then assign the icon to the library folder. For example, in a C:\Users\Public folder or shared user folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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