How to Change Folder Icons in StartMenu?


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows
       #1

    How to Change Folder Icons in StartMenu?


    is it possible? or does Anyone knows how i change those Icons there? (marked RED)..
    I want to change them systemwide not one by one.. if that is possible, like changing the ICO in the DLL´s for example, but i couldnt find this ICO in any of those DLL´s.. Anyone knows wich ico it is in wich DLL?
    changing them in explorer worked as usually but those in teh Start Menu???
    I tried a lot but now im just asking if anyone knows :)

    Thanks

    Best Regards, BeTa

    EDIT:

    im using Windows 10 LTSC (1809)..

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  2. Posts : 16,143
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @BeTaUser,

    Welcome to TenForums!

    Are you referring to the ones in . . . C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.

    I hope this helps!
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  3. Posts : 35,468
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    From the fact that the appearance of folders as shown in file explorer on mine, where I have that as per Win 7 in that dll for many icons, is an open yellow folder, but that in the Start Menu is a flat yellow folder, it seems the rendering of folders in the Start Menu may not be directly related to what's in imageres.dll.

    By way of contrast, the appearance of folders using the Open Shell start menu is consistent with that seen in file explorer.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #4

    hey there,

    thank you for the warm welcome and taking the time to reply :)
    Ive checked every single icon in the imageres.dll with Restorator and i did not found another yellow Folder icon, only teh ones i allready edited.. Looks like this specific Icon is somewhere else to be found..

    I dont really wanna use classic shell or something like this, since the start menu is, to me, allready nice and minimal.. Its just the Folder Icons :P

    not shure where to look else.. If i find something illl let you know :)

    EDIT:

    might be here.. maybe.. need to test it, but wanna make a full backup first :P
    --> C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy\Assets
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  5. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #5

    BeTaUser said:
    ...might be here... maybe...
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy\Assets
    Nope! Not for the Start Menu!

    Those only change the folder icons in UWP File Explorer...

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  6. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #6

    Holy crap!

    Folders have changed!!!

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  7. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 19041.264
       #7

    Edwin said:
    Holy crap!

    Folders have changed!!!

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    Wow , Edwin , I posted same subject feww days ago how did you do that ? ( I suggested this path too C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy\Assets
    but no change after editing 6 folders png )

    Could you please detail how you did ?
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  8. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #8

    ysan said:
    ...Could you please detail how you did ?
    I didn't! Arrived with the 20161 update!
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  9. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 19041.264
       #9

    Edwin said:
    I didn't! Arrived with the 20161 update!
    oh well , that's weird , seemed somebody on virtualcustoms did it on previous build
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    Here but didn't said how .

    Windows 10 20h1 2004 OS build 19041 Important INFO for Icon Pack Makers/Users

    Thanks anyway !
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