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Windows 7: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

02 Dec 2012   #80
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Great tutorial! Nice Arc!
I have a question. Will running sfc /scannow replace the modified icon to the default ones?
It did change some of mine back to default. My Pc does screwy things though.


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03 Dec 2012   #81
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HoMysterious View Post
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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..
I apologise for being the newbie who brings up the ancient thread, but I'm receiving the "out of memory" popup, too, and it fails to add the new icon. I've taken ownership, and tried adding it with resource hacker several times, to no avail. Help, please?
Welcome aboard. :)

If you get the out of memory dialog, ignore it. Save the imageres file on desktop and then replace the system file as drscribed there.

if it is still a problem, let us know.
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03 Dec 2012   #82
DancingRain

Windows 7
 
 

I tried again this morning, and it worked. Go figure.
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26 Dec 2012   #83
mskll5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

many thanks for a simple step by step how to you the mannnnnnn
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26 Dec 2012   #84
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

After changing the icon/icons, where are you saving the final result?
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28 Mar 2013   #85
bcannariato

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am new to this forum and I didn't want to bump it, but its only a few months and perhaps others are having the same issue.


So I have successfully changed a few of the icons I have tried using Resource Hacker.


Here's my problem. I replaced my Firefox icon with something, and now I am attempting to change it again to something else. The first time I changed it, everything works, I pinned it to the taskbar (Windows 7), it opens up with the correct icon, everything. Now when I change it again I get the newer icon working on the shortcut, pin that to the taskbar, but then when I open it it shows the old icon I changed it to. I have tried multiple times to re-change the icon to no avail.

Any help here would be great!
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28 Mar 2013   #86
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bcannariato, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you change the icon of the shortcut or the actual .exe file for Firefox?

If you did change the icon for the .exe file, then you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
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29 Mar 2013   #87
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I am adding a little to Brink's suggestion, for most of the third party icons (those are not having a MSI based installer), the best way to change the icons is Taskbar Pinned Icons - Change.

It takes the effect system wide.
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08 Sep 2014   #88
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
I am adding a little to Brink's suggestion, for most of the third party icons (those are not having a MSI based installer), the best way to change the icons is Taskbar Pinned Icons - Change.

It takes the effect system wide.
Hi Archie seems you had me in mind with that link
I was under the impression icons needed to be bmp's ? or is that just start orbs :/
How about sizes ?
@125 dpi screen resolution for an ie10 .exe for taskbar 66x198 for all three states :/
It's a round icon for what it's worth
Cheers.
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08 Sep 2014   #89
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Mike.

Icons, when applied as system icons or any other third party program icons, they must be .ico files.

Size doesn't matter. All good icons are multi-sized.

When icons are applied in docks etc, they needed to be .png.

Some other system resources including the start button are .bmp images. And, a start button image is not a single image but a combination of three images. For 100% DPI the three .bmp images are 6801, 6805 and 6809 in explorer.exe.
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