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by Tosca / March 3, 2006 9:39 AM PST

Is there a (hopefully simple) way of getting a relatively complete list of the Windows98se icons?

Thanks - Tosca

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Please explain.
by Kees Bakker / March 3, 2006 7:12 PM PST
In reply to: Icons


What kind of icons do you mean? A few examples might be helpful.


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by Tosca / March 5, 2006 9:12 AM PST
In reply to: Please explain.

Mostly the ones I often see in a FIND - like for "Cache" with a right directional arrow, where "properties" only says it's a file. The obvious ones - programs, doc, etc. - are, well, obvious. And of course, they're the ones that usually come with labels.

I was hoping to find something to paste on my bulletin board for reference rather than going nuts rummaging through HELP or reference books, per. Like I noted to John, below, I'm not looking to customize, just to know.

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by John.Wilkinson / March 4, 2006 6:52 AM PST
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First, if you're looking for the primary default icons used by Windows, look for the file shell32.dll in C:\windows\system32. You'll have to use a third-party program to view/edit them, but that's the primary file they're in.

Second, I like the icon viewer/editor/selector IconPackager, which is free from Stardock.

Finally, you can download your own icon sets from sites such as If you click here, you'll find over 600 packs of icons that you can use instead of the ones Windows gives you.

Hope this helps,

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Icons cont.
by Tosca / March 5, 2006 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: Yes...

Thanks John - I'm not looking to customize, just to nail down what some of the less "intuitve" symbols mean - Thanks again.

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a right arrow...
by reefurbb / March 5, 2006 9:46 PM PST
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with reference to a "file" is a shortcut arrow-icon.
Icons are simply small bitmaps with an ICO extension and a size limit. You'll find the largest number in Program Files-Desktop Themes. Each Theme, even themes you download and install, have an .ini file that directs Windows to switch default icons to the Theme ones. You can use "file settings" to choose your own.
You can use "Tweakui 133" to rebuild icon association if they get messed up.
Have fun...

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Poor Description
by Tosca / March 7, 2006 1:51 PM PST
In reply to: a right arrow...

I shouldn't have described it that way - it isn't the curved shortcut arrow but rather an equalateral triangle that could be (to me) pointing to the right? Make any sense? And it's bluish, as I recall, outlined in black or orange. Not really that important but I'm getting awfully curious now.

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