Windows 10: This Is the New File Explorer Icon That Could Launch in Windows 10 RS

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  1. Posts : 16,160
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       27 May 2016 #21

    To make your own File Explorer icon,install GIMP and then Google iconify2_1.scm, download it and place it in C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts. Then either download a 256x256 pixel .png or create your own, and then choose ScriptFu>>Utils>>Iconify, then save as Name.ico. Done, you now have your icon.
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  2.    27 May 2016 #22

    Cliff S said: View Post
    To make your own File Explorer icon,install GIMP and then Google iconify2_1.scm, download it and place it in C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts. Then either download a 256x256 pixel .png or create your own, and then choose ScriptFu>>Utils>>Iconify, then save as Name.ico. Done, you now have your icon.
    Thanks Cliff.
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  3. Posts : 16,160
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       27 May 2016 #23

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Thanks Cliff.
    You're welcome Jeff.
    The File Explorer icon is one of the few system icons you can change and NOT get a false positive in sfc /scannow, because the path was changed. Many other system icons will give you an false positive, that only the user can fix, and not Windows, because you have changed the shortcut-icon path
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  4. Posts : 1,500
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home
       27 May 2016 #24

    Instead of wasting time on this sort of stuff, why don't they fix the Control Panel/Settings mess?
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  5.    27 May 2016 #25

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Instead of wasting time on this sort of stuff, why don't they fix the Control Panel/Settings mess?
    time was not wasted when somebody like it, they can do this while fixing bugs at the same time
    Last edited by maxr187; 28 May 2016 at 21:35.
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  6.    28 May 2016 #26

    Hi there

    Thanks for info - but I'd much rather a nice cleaner interface with file explorer - the old interface has been around that it seems old even to my Grandad !!.

    I believe in the old Air Force they'd say it's been around since "Pontius was a Pilot (Pilate)". !!

    I prefer this type of clean uncluttered interface (this is Dolphin --the KDE file explorer in Linux). Has many settings but I prefer basic list and to be able to split in groups. I know there are 3rd party ones available for Windows - but here I'm just talking about the "Basic" stuff included with the OS.

    You can also have multi displays in a single window etc etc -- but YMMV - I prefer a single clean uncluttered display.

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    There's also a built in file comparison and directory comparison (compare on names, dates, file size etc etc) - more useful than you might think - especially when moving / copying files between different HDD's etc.

    For those wanting an "Icon making" program particularly @Cliff S and @BunnyJ

    Last free version of icofx (works fine on W10) before it went (like a lot are doing these days) pay :

    scroll down the list - it's about half way and select ICOFX.

    Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

    Excellent icon making program.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 28 May 2016 at 03:39.
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  7. Posts : 16,160
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       28 May 2016 #27

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    For those wanting an "Icon making" program particularly @Cliff S and @BunnyJ

    Last free version of icofx (works fine on W10) before it went (like a lot are doing these days) pay :

    scroll down the list - it's about half way and select ICOFX.

    Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

    Excellent icon making program.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thanks @jimbo45
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  8.    28 May 2016 #28

    27 posts about one icon? Am I missing something? I looked at those pictures aimed to illustrate the differences between several iterations of icons and it was more effort to find them than I was willing to spare ...
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  9.    28 May 2016 #29

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Thanks for info - but I'd much rather a nice cleaner interface with file explorer - the old interface has been around that it seems old even to my Grandad !!.

    I believe in the old Air Force they'd say it's been around since "Pontius was a Pilot (Pilate)". !!

    I prefer this type of clean uncluttered interface (this is Dolphin --the KDE file explorer in Linux). Has many settings but I prefer basic list and to be able to split in groups. I know there are 3rd party ones available for Windows - but here I'm just talking about the "Basic" stuff included with the OS.

    You can also have multi displays in a single window etc etc -- but YMMV - I prefer a single clean uncluttered display.

    There's also a built in file comparison and directory comparison (compare on names, dates, file size etc etc) - more useful than you might think - especially when moving / copying files between different HDD's etc.

    For those wanting an "Icon making" program particularly @Cliff S and @BunnyJ

    Last free version of icofx (works fine on W10) before it went (like a lot are doing these days) pay :

    scroll down the list - it's about half way and select ICOFX.

    Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

    Excellent icon making program.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Actually his proper latin name and the one that he would have been known by during his whole lifetime was Pontius Pilatus.

    And arguing about what MS spends it's time on is kind of frivolous as they are likely to have a large team and an equally large budget.
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  10.    28 May 2016 #30

    swarfega said: View Post
    Actually his proper latin name and the one that he would have been known by during his whole lifetime was Pontius Pilatus.

    And arguing about what MS spends it's time on is kind of frivolous as they are likely to have a large team and an equally large budget.
    Hi there

    I'm sure there's a well known adage : "Work expands into the available time to do it" (or similar). Never seems to work the OTHER way around thee if a project is getting behind schedule !!!.

    Well it's weekend - and I suppose people have a lot of spare time and finding any excuse to avoid a drudge trip shopping / supermarket etc etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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