Windows 10: Can I change the icon displayed in Devices and Printers?

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Can I change the icon displayed in Devices and Printers?


    I was wondering if I can change the icon for my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick to either an image of the actual joystick or at least to something that looks like a joystick?

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    The icons in Devices and Printers are not shortcuts, right-clicking and Properties does not give a choice to change the icon. I checked what I have and only assume [yeah, I know] that the icon is coded in the software for the devices. I could be generous and say maybe LogiTech programmers just chose the wrong icon for the joystick, they do have a lot of devices for computing.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    I see!

    Your assumption might be correct... I have another computer with another identical joystick, and it too display the same icon...
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Most device icons are located in the DDORes.dll file. You an use Resource Tuner 2 to open and change the icons but since it's just pulling the default icon for a game controller if you change that icon it will change it for every game controller you connect that doesn't have it's own icon. Maybe in the files of your joystick there may be a DLL file that would allow you to change the specific icon for that joystick and not everyone that is connected to the system

    The other issue with using a program like Resource Tuner 2 is the file that you edit will no longer be digitally signed so Windows will be very upset that it's in the system and will likely just replace it using the backups it has
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    10 (& hopefully 7) Pro64
       1 Week Ago #5

    Looking for exactly the same answer... MS support is useless.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17643
       1 Week Ago #6

    I haven't tested this in Windows 10, but you might see if the method below may still work.

    Devices and Printers - Change Device Icons with Custom Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums
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