Windows 10: replace default folder / imageres.dll

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Feb 2017 #1

    replace default folder / imageres.dll

    I'd like to replace the default imageres.dll folder ( the yellow one ) with the folder attached here
    Could anyone help me, please ?
    I tried with Resource Hacker but i find it very difficult
    I'm using Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thank you in advance
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  2.    12 Feb 2017 #2

    Have a look at the tutorial below and see if it helps without having to hack imageres.dll

    [Guide] How to Change Default Folder Icons in Windows - AskVG
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2017 #3

    I followed step by step all the instructions, but it doesn't work
    Thank you, anyway
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  4. Posts : 122
    windows 10 pro X64 1607
       12 Feb 2017 #4

    Shimshom gave you one easy and working way via askVG hack

    Give attention that not all display view mode show the hacked custom folder icon

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    You have to enable "always display icons and not thumbnails" so you lose that feature but you see your default folder icon anywhere in windows explroer whatever view you chose

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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2017 #5

    Okay, i'll give it one more try, thank you very much
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2017 #6

    I don't know but it's not working for me
    Please, anyone help me to add this attached empty ico folder into the imageres.dll files ( system 32 and sysWOW64 )
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    Last edited by Sinx; 12 Feb 2017 at 21:10.
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  7.    12 Feb 2017 #7

    Before going ahead with changing imageres.dll try to clear your icon cache then restart and if that doesn't work I'll try to change the icon for you
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  8. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2017 #8

    I did clear the Icon Cache, many times, i don't understand what am I doing wrong
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  9.    12 Feb 2017 #9

    Try to use an Expandable String Value instead of a string value in the Shell Icons folder and also create a Shell Folder Subkey in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and also create the same Expandable String Value with the path to your icon . When you insert the path to the icon do you remove the " from the path
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  10. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       13 Feb 2017 #10

    I purchased Icon Packager, i can select whatever i want, as folder default icon, but i won't use / keep this software, because the option "always display icons and not thumbnails" is gone
    Could you, please, modify the imageres.dll, with the blue icon folder ?

    Thank you
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