Windows 10: This Is the New File Explorer Icon That Could Launch in Windows 10 RS
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.
Cliff S said:
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
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.
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.
Last edited by jimbo45; 28 May 2016 at 03:39.
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 ...
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.
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.
I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 yesterday and overall I've been happy with it. However, I note one strange behavior: the File Explorer icon seems to disappear sometimes from the Taskbar. I created a Desktop shortcut for File...
Anytime I drag a file(s) in a folder window, a translucent, oversized icon follows the mouse pointer, partially obscuring up to 4 nearby items.
Can this effect be disabled? I'm sure somebody at MS thought it was slick idea, but it just gives me a...
I have upgraded from windows 8.1 pro to windows 10 pro. After the upgrade the one drive logo that use to be displayed using file explorer is no longer visually available. It is not shown in the apps list or the task bar.
I have upgraded a total of...
I just moved from W7 to W10 and haven't been able to figure out how to create a desktop app icon for file explorer.
I can do it for apps that I've loaded, but can't figure it out for special Windows programs.
Yes, I have it in my task bar and...
When I click on the Folder on the taskbar the only thing that happens is that the desktop goes off and right back on. It works in the Start Menu just fine. When I left click and drag the icon, it just show a list of the programs that are pinned to...