1.    17 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Customizing system icons and navigation pane


    Hi everyone,
    I've got two small issues that are that get me really nitpicky when I'm reminded of them. I was hoping you could help me with those.

    So the first one is I'd like to customize system icons. Before the upgrade from Windows 7 I had IconPackger which was fantastic, but unfortunately does not change the icons on Windows 10.

    Next small issue I'd like to change the sorting order in the navigation pane. After playing with all sort of registry files, it's got a little messy.



    What I'd really like to do is bring the Libraries icon down below OneDrive. Also, ever since the upgrade the Homegroup icon isn't there anymore even though the service is active.

    Have a great day everyone
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  2.    17 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Hi, I use Icon Changer by Anolis, which replaces 77 icons in imageres.dll with Win 7 icons.
    However, although it's supposed to replace the file with one click, I've found I've had to substitute the patched file manually.

    Thus I have Win 7's recycle bin, drive icons and folder style in most significant places.

    (And I use Classic Shell with an Orb as Start menu icon).
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  3.    17 Apr 2016 #3
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    Mhm... No no, I don't want to replace them with Win 7 icons. I want to replace them with my own icons.
    Is there a program similar to IconPackager for Windows 10?

    Also found this post here: Rearranging items in Windows 8.1 Navigation pane - Super User
    The folder does exist in REGEDIT but the key SortOrderIndex does not. Maybe it's in another place in Win 10?
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  4.    17 Apr 2016 #4
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    You will lose icons where system files are patched
    a. on each major build upgrade (next this summer)
    b. if you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install (uses Windows install procedure).

    Icon Changer includes a resource pack of ico files, which means you can create your own set.
    Damian's Homepage
    "Icon Changer is a little program to change the damn ugly icons in Windows 10.
    It supports multiple icon looks, just add them to the folder, select it in the dropdown, and press patch."

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  5.    20 Apr 2016 #5
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    Alright, I'll try this one.
    What about the navigation pane? Is there any way to sort it?
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  6.    22 Apr 2016 #6
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    Well, Winaero's tweaker (worth having) offers a little customisation, but not what you want I think.
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  7.    23 Apr 2016 #7
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    Yes, that did what I wanted. Thank you, useful program.
    However, the Homegroup icon still isn't there...
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  8.    23 Apr 2016 #8
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    Hi, a quick search of the Tutorial section (feel free to have a look) offers this:
    Homegroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    & you might find this interesting... in reverse, if you see what I mean. Ok it's Win 7, but might point you in the right direction..
    How To Disable or Enable the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7
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