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Windows 7: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

21 Aug 2010   #40
Jack8530

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Arc

My system is x64 bit


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27 Oct 2010   #41
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm not able to take ownership of the "imageres.dll" according Take Ownership of getting error "access denied". If i don't get the Ownership then nothing can be done. So help me.
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27 Oct 2010   #42
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You may use the zip attached .... unzip and run the takeownership.reg to merge it with registry ; and it will be in your right click context menu now .

Browse to imageres.dll , right click on it , and click on take ownership .


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28 Oct 2010   #43
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I already got that & have TakeOwnership option in the Context Menu but guess what still its not working (i followed every step in your tutorial till 13 & there are no problem till that step). After i click on replace i get an error "Out of Scope Resource". What should i do now or what i'm missing???
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28 Oct 2010   #44
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Oh ! Dont be afraid . I dont know why , but it occurs sometimes . You need not to be afraid . Just click on OK, and everything will be as usual .

Feel free to ask for any assistance if needed . I would not be online for next few hours , but returning home I will see it .

From India I guess ?
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28 Oct 2010   #45
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sure, another question i got for you: How do i know which all folder to change what'll happen if i change all of them listed under the group??? Is it possible to have different icons for different types of folder acc. to what i store in them??? Some like this:
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If yes then how to check which number on that list denotes what applications or folder type like eg you showed 'games' folder????

Sorry too many question its just little curious but don't want to mess any thing but also want to give an amazing look to my com... Yes but how did you guessed???? Hmm i guess by looking at my time....

I also wanted to know do i need both IcoFx & Resource Hacker or just any 1????
bcz in the tutorial 1st 6 steps have been explained using IcoFx & remaining with Resource Hacker....was that reason for this failure????
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28 Oct 2010   #46
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I guessed looking at BollywoodMotions tab there

Sorry you cannot apply different icons to different folders as they are live folders . How to change the folder icon ? OK follow this link : https://www.sevenforums.com/943862-post22.html . You are to edit 3,4,5,6 and 162 in order to do it .

Need not to be sorry foe asking a question, I told earlier that you can feel free to ask !!

ISI is a great institute btw . Wish you success in your customization , and in your career, too !!

EDIT : In the first few parts of the tutorial, it is stated how to find out the icon number using IcoFX
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28 Oct 2010   #47
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for your wishes...Yeah indeed ISI is a great institute...
Ok so if i got you right i don't need IcoFx just Resource Hacker will do the job. That's great btw i got IcoFx also.
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28 Oct 2010   #48
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well Arc it seem i still couldn't pulled this off right...
Here if you see on the left windows all icons i customize the old XP style Right click on the folder>Properties> Cutomize>Bottom Change Icon>Browse for the destination icon folder & selected & Apply & Ok. Even after all the steps these remained the same & Program Files & Windows (which i you can't change even in XP style) has also not changed.
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In the right window you can see it has taken effect but not all the folder icon have changed few are still the same.

Here in the screenshot you can see the old style of thumbnail is showing like the old Windows7 style & it keep showing for sub-folder as well.
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I don't know what went wrong i changed 3,4,5,6 & 162 as you said & in the same order.
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28 Oct 2010   #49
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Pal you need to replace it with custom live folder icons . If you like there is a few examples : See Through Folder Icon Set . But if you want that book icon as folders , you need to turn off thumbnail preview . Follow this tuto link Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable .

With thumbnails on, there is no way to get rid of the situation .

Apply the second link , the thumbs will not be there , but at the same time they will be disabled throughout the windows . I dont have any solution of this situation . Shawn Brink may help you more on this event .
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