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Windows 7: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

17 Dec 2011   #60
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
But after I surf the Web automatically for 30 minutes, the icon comes to a blank icon or the Opera icon.
You also need to leave the icon you choose in the same folder/location or it will revert to a generic icon if you move it after changing. I keep all of mine in a folder called "Icons" in My Documents.


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17 Dec 2011   #61
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It didn't work, I changed every one and corrupted Opera, had to reinstall it.

Yes, I have learnt that over past experience , can this be on an external drive?
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18 Dec 2011   #62
Arc

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Changing icons dont make a program corrupted ... you must have done something wrong there.

BTW, it works for all of us what Britton30 stated above, and flawlessly. At the same time, It shouldn't be in an external drive.
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18 Dec 2011   #63
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeh, I think I changed EVERY icon in 1033 folder as when I changed the one you said it did nothing
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18 Dec 2011   #64
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you apply a new icon via the customize option from program properties dialog, you could have the icon on an external drive. This would require the drive to be connected constantly. If you were to disconnect it, the generic icons would again take over and you'll have to reapply the custom one(s).

Before you change the imageres.dll, for example, did you Take Ownership Shortcut and rename the original to imageres.dll.OLD? Then reboot to apply your modded .dll file.
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18 Dec 2011   #65
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I took ownership but didn't rename to old and save the icon in the new imageres, I just saved the modified Opera in the original imageres.
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18 Dec 2011   #66
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, I used imageres.dll as an example. To change the Opera icons, you need to open Opera.exe with reshack to change them, following the same take ownership, renaming the original, etc.

What I have done is this:
1.Take ownership of the original.
2.Make a copy of it on the desktop
3.Rename the original (for backup use)
4.Use reshack to mod the copy and compile
5.Move the modded one back to original location
6.Reboot or log off/on

Make sure the one you have just changed has the exact name of the original .dll file.
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30 Jun 2012   #67
HoMysterious

Windows
 
 

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12. In the upcoming box, click on "Open the file with new icon" and browse for it.
Browse for what !? .ico file !? when i open .ico with Resource Hacker, it says "out of memory".. i want to replace my app icon with this .ico files..
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06 Jul 2012   #68
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Not out of memory, but out of system resources.

Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker-capture.png

Dont worry, press OK and proceed.


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07 Jul 2012   #69
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Archie have ben toying with this idea and also making up my own private tuts for the folks I fix for - it really has given me some insight and ideas to toss around.
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