Windows 10: Re-directing the registry to another icon folder

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  1.    30 Apr 2016 #1

    Re-directing the registry to another icon folder

    Is there a way to change the registry value of the default folder my computer goes to when trying to replace icons?
    The default location (Win 10) is C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll.

    I would like to change that value to a specific folder of my own.

    Last edited by kkorotev; 30 Apr 2016 at 16:42. Reason: mis-spelling
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  2.    01 May 2016 #2

    Hi, you could certainly try searching the registry for a path to that, and see if you can find it.... but that may not be such a wonderful idea.

    What I have noted is that from 'Change Icon', Browse, the initial browse destination is retained for a while- probably the current session, I've not specially noted.
    Last edited by dalchina; 01 May 2016 at 09:48.
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  3.    01 May 2016 #3

    Thanks, again dalchina. The more I play with this icon overhaul, the trickier it seems to get.
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  4.    01 May 2016 #4

    May I ask what it is you wish to change?
    For example, I customise my start menu folder icons (visible in Classic Shell - forget Win 10's start menu) and the corresponding folders where I install programs.

    I also have some 77 Win 7 icons programatically applied (which still leaves plenty that could be changed).
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  5.    01 May 2016 #5

    It's a complete overhaul of program folders, shortcuts, drives, etc to a more standardized/personalized icon display. For example; I do freelance graphics. I have clients and projects active at different times and use different programs, folders, apps and such in a pretty predictable way. So, I try to categorize, let's say, "Image manipulation" programs/folders/etc with a common icon. IOW: icons represent the category of things more than the identity of the thing. Another example: there are dozens of icons Windows uses for tools/maintenance/disk maintenance/etc. Many, I never many have been assigned a blank icon and many tool TYPES have the same icon. It will all revert to Windows default at the next upgrade, but I'm learning things along the way, so...
    Thanks for asking.
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  6.    01 May 2016 #6

    Something like IconPackager by Stardock comes to mind- I've never used it, but would allow you to repeat the application of an icon set, I guess..
    IconPackager: Software from Stardock Corporation
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  7.    01 May 2016 #7

    I will look again, but I think I read that it doesn't work well with Windows 10...I'll get back to you...
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  9.    01 May 2016 #9

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  10.    01 May 2016 #10

    Now...once I installed THIS ONE:
    Download IconPackager - latest version
    Things started looking up. I don't know what will happen at the trial's end nor do I see how to register the license code I DID buy (9.99), but for organization purposes, I think I'm getting the hang of it
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