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Does Windows have other icon files besides "shell32.dll"

I have Windows XP Pro, SP3.

Now when I want to change icons and get a bigger choice I use the file "shell32.dll." Are there other icon files included in my version of Windows?

Can I get icon files off of the internet, and if so, where?



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Another case for Google

In reply to: Does Windows have other icon files besides "shell32.dll"

First, just find a shortcut on your desktop and right-click on it and select Properties. On most, you'll have an option to "Change Icon".

I've found there are any number of .exe and .dll files that have icons in the Windows and Windows sub-folder directories. You just have to use the "Browse" button after selecting "Change Icon" and click on an .exe file or .dll file. Of course, shell32.dll is probably the largest icon archive in Windows.

As for free icons, they are all over the net. Here's one:

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Yes, in the system32 folder ...

In reply to: Does Windows have other icon files besides "shell32.dll"

you have a file named moricons.dll that contains somewhere around 110 additional icons.

Many of the executable files and dlls will also contain icons that can be used also.

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Icon Dll in windows

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Try "%SystemRoot%\system32\pifmgr.dll" .. has a collection of good icons..

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Try these

In reply to: Does Windows have other icon files besides "shell32.dll"

Some are in Win 7 only, but many of them are available in older OSes.


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icon files of the internet connection.

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Panagosm, yourreply was very helpful

icon files of the internet connection.

Thank You

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More than 1,000 icons in total here

In reply to: Does Windows have other icon files besides "shell32.dll"

1. C:\Windows\Explorer.Exe
2. C:\Windows\System32\AccessibilityCpl.Dll
3. C:\Windows\System32\compstui.dll
4. C:\Windows\System32\Ddores.Dll
5. C:\Windows\System32\DDORes.dll
6. C:\Windows\System32\GameUx.Dll
7. C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
8. C:\Windows\System32\mmcndmgr.dll
9. C:\Windows\System32\mmRes.Dll
10. C:\Windows\System32\MorIcons.Dll
11. C:\Windows\System32\NetCenter.Dll
12. C:\Windows\System32\netshell.dll
13. C:\Windows\System32\networkexplorer.dll
14. C:\Windows\System32\PifMgr.dll
15. C:\Windows\System32\PniDui.Dll
16. C:\Windows\System32\SensorsCpl.Dll
17. C:\Windows\System32\SetupApi.Dll
18. C:\Windows\System32\Shell32.Dll
19. C:\Windows\System32\wmploc.DLL
20. C:\Windows\System32\wpdshext.dll

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Thanks. Four years have passed.

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