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       #50

    MourningStar said:
    Option Two led me to dig up a way for doing the Contacts :

    -thx Shawn!
    Great news.
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       #51

    Nothing fancy here, but ...


    Shawn, I used your tutorial to change the dull default folder icons to the new (still fairly dull, I'm afraid) ones from the next Feature update imageres.dll file. I really like the result. Thanks again (and again, and ...).

    Change Icons of Folders in This PC in Windows 10-new-icons-pc.jpg

    Dan
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       #52

    Wisewiz said:
    Shawn, I used your tutorial to change the dull default folder icons to the new (still fairly dull, I'm afraid) ones from the next Feature update imageres.dll file. I really like the result. Thanks again (and again, and ...).

    Dan
    I'm glad it could help Dan.
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       #53

    Wisewiz said:
    Shawn, I used your tutorial to change the dull default folder icons to the new (still fairly dull, I'm afraid) ones from the next Feature update imageres.dll file. I really like the result. Thanks again (and again, and ...).

    Change Icons of Folders in This PC in Windows 10-new-icons-pc.jpg

    Dan
    Haha...great minds bud. That's exactly what i was doing.
    Change Icons of Folders in This PC in Windows 10-screenshot-1-.png
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       #54

    Truly great minds!
    Someone here has a sig line I really like that runs something like this:
    "I'm so dumb that I believe it when I tell myself how smart I am."
    Dan


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    Brink said:
    I'm glad it could help Dan.
    Dr. Shawn, I have a question:

    When I change, say, the Recycle bin icons, the change is not reliably effective unless I go to the registry key and add ",0" to the end of each icon path (as in D:\Graphics\Icons\Archives\recbin2.ico,0), but I don't need quotes around the path at all. Here, you want the path wrapped in quotes, but you don't require ",0". May I bother you for a short explanation?

    Dr. Dan
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  6. Posts : 61,846
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       #55

    Wisewiz said:
    Dr. Shawn, I have a question:

    When I change, say, the Recycle bin icons, the change is not reliably effective unless I go to the registry key and add ",0" to the end of each icon path (as in D:\Graphics\Icons\Archives\recbin2.ico,0), but I don't need quotes around the path at all. Here, you want the path wrapped in quotes, but you don't require ",0". May I bother you for a short explanation?

    Dr. Dan
    I'm not sure what you mean. The tutorial below doesn't require to wrap the paths in quotes, and I have ,0 included in the steps for the custom .ico path.

    Change Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10
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       #56

    Shawn,

    I used your tutorial to change the default folder icons in This PC. In that tutorial, you insisted that the paths had to be "wrapped in quotes," but you didn't mention the 0 (zero).

    I'm thinking that if I had cited the new icons in the imageres.dll file, instead of copying them out of that file and using them as individual .ico files, I'd have had to use the index numbers for the icons in the .dll. But I don't know why your "Folder Icons in This PC" instructions require quotes, but not comma+zeroes.
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  8. Posts : 61,846
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       #57

    Wisewiz said:
    Shawn,

    I used your tutorial to change the default folder icons in This PC. In that tutorial, you insisted that the paths had to be "wrapped in quotes," but you didn't mention the 0 (zero).

    I'm thinking that if I had cited the new icons in the imageres.dll file, instead of copying them out of that file and using them as individual .ico files, I'd have had to use the index numbers for the icons in the .dll. But I don't know why your "Folder Icons in This PC" instructions require quotes, but not comma+zeroes.
    It's not required to have ",0" for the "This PC" icons. You can add ",0" to the end if you like though. Wrapping the .ico path in quotes is a preventive measure in case the path has a space in a name.

    The Recycle Bin icons require ",0" at the end of a custom .ico path to make sure the icon refreshes when you fill and empty the Recycle Bin without having to manually refresh it.
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       #58

    Thanks for that.
    Funny: I vaguely remember learning about the need for quotes around paths with spaces in them waaay back (maybe Windows 3.1) when we first could actually use such paths. I don't suppose you're old enough to remember using 3.1 (?).
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  10. Posts : 61,846
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       #59

    Wisewiz said:
    Thanks for that.
    Funny: I vaguely remember learning about the need for quotes around paths with spaces in them waaay back (maybe Windows 3.1) when we first could actually use such paths. I don't suppose you're old enough to remember using 3.1 (?).
    Oh yes. I was around before DOS.
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