Windows 10: Saving all icon settings as a template for further installs.

  1.    12 Apr 2016 #1

    Saving all icon settings as a template for further installs.

    I have quite a library of icons I like to use in replacement of those offered through the Win10 OS. I use them in File Explorer, On the desktop, on the start page, etc. As you can imagine, I have to start over (re-assign) every time a new Win10 edition is updated.

    Is there a way to save this recipe of icons and all their associations with files/folders/.exe ? Bypass default windows settings at each new install and use my "recipe"?

    Hope that makes sense.

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  2.    12 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, I know of utilities that allow editing these and many other parameters of fie types, and even saving the settings (as text).

    And I use one utility that applies some 77 Win 7 icons to imageres.dll.

    But I don't know of one that batch changes icons where a mix of different types of actions is required.
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  3.    13 Apr 2016 #3


    Do you have the names of any of those programs handy? Maybe looking into them will give me an idea.
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  4.    13 Apr 2016 #4

    Icon changer - by Anolis - batch edits imageres.dll

    Filetypesman - manual editor for file types- including icons

    Resource Hacker - you'll be familiar with

    Then you need sthg for folders - there are several around for applying folder icon changes
    (For example, my start menu category folders are iconised, and match the corresponding folders where I install the programs)
    (I use Classic Shell as my start menu)

    In principle you'd need to put a sequence of commands for these into a bat file or ahk script, for example, accessing an icon resource.

    Otherwise you use a program like Stardock's Object Desktop, I suppose - I don't know to what level that allows you to apply icons.
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  5.    13 Apr 2016 #5

    Thanks very much, dalchina. I'll keep you updated if you wish.
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