Windows 10: may i know which program do you use to change icons?

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  1.    11 Mar 2016 #1

    may i know which program do you use to change icons?


    Hi
    i would like to change some system icons
    like drive icons , dvd , blue ray icons
    may i know which program do you use?
    i don't want to mess up with w10

    i prefer don't use autorun.inf because i can't change blu ray burner
    thanks
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  2. Posts : 2,713
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       11 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi drugo,

    There may be some 3rd party software for doing this but you can do it within W10 using the range of built in icons by the following method:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3963-folder-icon-change-windows-10-a.html


    You can adapt the method for other shortcuts too. There are lots of good icons in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Hi drugo,

    There may be some 3rd party software for doing this but you can do it within W10 using the range of built in icons by the following method:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3963-folder-icon-change-windows-10-a.html


    You can adapt the method for other shortcuts too. There are lots of good icons in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
    hi
    thanks philc
    but i have some really beautiful icons
    but are we sure that CustomizerGod won't mess up windows 10 ...
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  4. Posts : 2,713
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       11 Mar 2016 #4

    You will find that CustomizerGod will not work for some of the icons in W10. Here is a quote from their site:

    If you're using Windows 10, you may notice read-only resources in the left-hand pane. Or if you open shell32.dll in Windows 8+, it too will be loaded as read-only. This happens because the system file containing those resources is digitally signed. Modifications to the file will break the signature and Windows will refuse to load it.

    This'll hopefully be circumvented in a future update to CustomizerGod.

    Some other comments:

    CustomizerGod lets you change the start button in Windows 7 and 8.1 but not in Windows 10. A separate app or a future update to CustomizerGod will let you change the start button in Windows 10.

    In Windows 10, Microsoft moved the start button resource back to the visual style's msstyle file, like in Windows Vista and XP. So if you really want to change it, use a 3rd-party theme that comes with a custom start button.
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  5.    11 Mar 2016 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    You will find that CustomizerGod will not work for some of the icons in W10. Here is a quote from their site:

    If you're using Windows 10, you may notice read-only resources in the left-hand pane. Or if you open shell32.dll in Windows 8+, it too will be loaded as read-only. This happens because the system file containing those resources is digitally signed. Modifications to the file will break the signature and Windows will refuse to load it.

    This'll hopefully be circumvented in a future update to CustomizerGod.

    Some other comments:

    CustomizerGod lets you change the start button in Windows 7 and 8.1 but not in Windows 10. A separate app or a future update to CustomizerGod will let you change the start button in Windows 10.

    In Windows 10, Microsoft moved the start button resource back to the visual style's msstyle file, like in Windows Vista and XP. So if you really want to change it, use a 3rd-party theme that comes with a custom start button.
    hi
    thanks!!!
    i wanted to change hard disk icon and burners icon
    seems i can't do it
    here there is a video

    but i don't know how safe is it
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  6.    11 Mar 2016 #6

    I use 'Icon changer' which creates a version of imageres.dll containing some 77 Win 7 icons. (If it had a different icon set available, I guess that would work).

    However its 'Patch' function (to replace the default dll) seems ineffective, so I have to replace the dll manually. (which is hardly ever).

    Depends what icons you want and how long you want to spend doing it.

    Bear in mind that
    - any major upgrade (like 1511 in November)
    - an in-place upgrade repair install
    - SFC /scannow

    will revert system files - and hence resources - to MS default
    Last edited by dalchina; 12 Mar 2016 at 02:50.
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  7.    12 Mar 2016 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    I use 'Icon changer' which creates a version of imageres.dll containing some 77 Win 7 icons. (If it had a different icon set available, I guess that would work).

    However its 'Patch' function (to replace the default dll) seems ineffective, so I have to replace the dll manually. (which is hardly ever).

    Depends what icons you want and ow long you want to spend doing it.

    Bear in mind that
    - any major upgrade (like 1511 in November)
    - an in-place upgrade repair install
    - SFC /scannow

    will revert system files - and hence resources - to MS default
    hi
    thanks
    i would like to change the icon size on explorer on the left side , but i guess it's no possible , right?
    they are so tiny , i would like to try w10 under a 4k monitor
    thanks
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  8.    12 Mar 2016 #8

    Not as far as I know. And agreed, on higher res screens things get to look tiny.

    Scaling (not recommended by MS!) is an option but then affects everything.
    (Settings, search Scaling)

    Here's my explorer This PC view:
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       12 Mar 2016 #9

    To change the icon for system drive(s). Open the registry and go to:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons
    2. create a key for the drive you want to change the icon
    3. set the Default Icon to what ever icon you want to change.


    Here's an example to change the icons for drive C and W:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,1"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,93"
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    To set back to the default, just delete C & W under DriveIcons
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  10.    12 Mar 2016 #10

    topgundcp said: View Post
    To change the icon for system drive(s). Open the registry and go to:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons
    2. create a key for the drive you want to change the icon
    3. set the Default Icon to what ever icon you want to change.


    Here's an example to change the icons for drive C and W:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,1"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\imageres.dll,93"

    To set back to the default, just delete C & W under DriveIcons
    hi
    very nice
    but can i use the icon too?
    at least in the video above , the author used the icons
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