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Windows 7: Libraries Icon - Change Default Icon

03 Sep 2012   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, as a test with the icon in your Public folder and the registry set for it, create a new user account, and log in to it to see if the Libraries icon has changed for this user account or not.


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05 May 2013   #21
Dystopiux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changing the Libraries and Favourites Icons

So I attempted to change the default icon to a custom icon using
Libraries Icon - Change Default Icon
but i can't seem to get it to change Administrator account, yet when i created a second user account the change was there.

Are there are any tips to fix this?
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05 May 2013   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dystopiux, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, be sure that you restart the PC after doing the steps in the tutorial to fully apply.

Next, make sure that the icon you are using is saved to a location that has full access for all users. For example, in a "C:\Users\Public" folder location. If you need to change the icon's location, then be sure to change it in the registry in the tutorial steps again as well.

If you did already do all of the above, then use the Find and Find Next feature in Registry Editor to search for all {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} key entries to make sure it's DefaultIcon subkey is set properly for each one found.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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06 May 2013   #23
Dystopiux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, the Find and Find Next option helped to find the odd subkey with the default icon. Changed it and its working!
Thanks Shawn.
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06 May 2013   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Dystopiux. I'm happy to heat that you found it and got it working.
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27 Mar 2014   #25
dawnrenee88

windows 8 32
 
 

Having weird problem I can't get full axcess to my regedit thingy. I have right clicked on DefaultIcon and clicked Permissions and then clicked administrator. And then in the check boxes I also clicked Full Control. Then I click Apply and then I get "Windows Security Message Box" "Unable to save permission changes on defaulticon. Access is denied."

Am I doing something wrong or is there another setting to unblock me that I have turned on. I'm not to shore about how to do this kind of thing.

I have already changed my Libraries Icons like documents/images/videos/music. Now I want to change this one to and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

"By the way I have a weird question is there a way to change the other icons to like the open folder icon with the video clip in it as well as the one with the music note in it."

Never mind the questions I am still looking around on here and I found out how to get permission I have already changed the icon.
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28 Mar 2014   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dawn,

That indicates that you will need to use step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to take ownership of the DefaultIcon key first, then set permissions.

Take Ownership of file

I'm not sure it's possible to change a library icon to be an icon that will show a thumbnail preview.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Mar 2014   #27
dawnrenee88

windows 8 32
 
 

Is there any way to stop showing the thumbnail preview in the sidebar where I have my folders for music and videos and so on. I would like to use a icon instead of the folder. Because now the yellow folders don't match anything.

I have already changed the icons for the videos/pictures/documents/music in the library's section but not for the folder icon on the left hand side.

I am placing a image of what I have already done to my libraries. I have even marked somethings in the paint that came with windows.

What I am trying to do is remove the preview icons in the left side and remove the folder icons all together and just place icons for the same libraries.



Above is a picture of what I mean. I don't mind tinkering with the computer to get it the way I want it. I just don't know how to do these things myself so I am asking. I had also heard there's a way to change you folder icon on your taskbar also. I am also interested in doing this. Also the "My Vault Folder Icon is correct for folder how come when I switched all the folder icons the downloads/documents/ and so on also. I know that's a weird question also.

I just want to remove the folder icon and the preview thing all together and just use a icon to open the folder instead. If possible.
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28 Mar 2014   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, I see now. The library icons would not be the same as your user profile folders icons. The tutorial below can help show you how to change them.

User Folders - Change Default Icon

For the other folders, look up that folder name in the Tutorial index below to see if there's a tutorial listed for how to change it's icon.

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
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