Registry Key Customisation Solved

  1.    #1

    Registry Key Customisation

    Hi Guys,

    1. Is there any way to find the registry key for the default icon of an application in Windows 10? Dell has installed a FreeFall Data Protection application in my machine, which appears in the control panel and I'd like to change the icon for it. However, I do not know the registry key and couldn't find anything on it on the net.

    How do I go about finding the registry keys for an application that's listed in the control panel?

    2. I would also like to change the Quick Access icon in File Explorer, but do not know the registry key for it.

    Thank you.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Hi, icons aren't specified in the registry. Icons are held in (e.g.) exe and dll files.

    Thus to change many icons you need to change the content of such files.

    A program like Resource hacker (free) is commonly used for this.

    You might find it instructive to get a copy, open, say, shell32.dll or imageres.dll - or some exe's of some of your installed programs- and explore.

    Changing folder icons is a different matter.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    #3

    Hello DalChina,

    Thanks for the your message.

    But I have been customising the icons on my Windows 10 laptop using the registry keys.

    I'll have a look at Resource Hacker then.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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