1.    26 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 78
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    Changing explorer.exe icon?


    Is there a way to do this without creating a shortcut then doing it? I mean that works until you click it. Then the actual icon shows up. IconPackager can change a lot of stuff but not this yet.
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  2.    26 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,146
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Use Resource Hacker
    open C:\Windows\explorer.exe and replace the icon
    NOTE: backup explorer.exe so you can restore back to original.
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  3.    02 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 214
    Windows 10 Home

    Settings-Personalization-Themes-Desktop icon settings.
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