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Modifying default change icon folder SHELL32.dll

by Merlino64 / December 11, 2006 3:24 AM PST

Hi, I just wanted to know if it is possible to modify the default folder that is shown in a browser window when the user decides to change a folder icon for example.
the default shown path is: %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

Here's an image of the windows I am talking about:

Thanks in advance

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by John.Wilkinson / December 11, 2006 6:10 AM PST

If there is another icon there you can feel free to select it and click OK. On the other hand, you can also browse online (sites such as for an image you like. Just download the icon file and then click the Browse button on that dialog box you captured to select that file. There are also third-party programs that make it easier to change your icons but it's free to just do it yourself.


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Yes but...
by Merlino64 / December 12, 2006 9:18 PM PST
In reply to: Yes...

I know I can change icons by browsing them, it's just that I found another set of icons different from the windows one and it's kind of long to have to enter the path every time I want to change an icon.

Anyways, do you know any names of third-party program you just wrote about?


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