Icon location in Windows XP?

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  1. Anyone know where the default location/folder is for the operating system
    icons for Windows XP? I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks.
     
    Sseadoubleyou, Apr 28, 2005
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Think it's c:\windows\system32\shell.dll or shell32.dll
     
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    Brian Guest

    is that so? are you able to tell him how to get the .ico out of a DLL?
     
    Brian, Apr 28, 2005
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    Pennywise Guest

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    |>|>> * Sseadoubleyou wrote:
    |>> > Anyone know where the default location/folder is for the operating
    |>> > system icons for Windows XP? I can't seem to find it.
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    |>> Think it's c:\windows\system32\shell.dll or shell32.dll
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    |> is that so? are you able to tell him how to get the .ico out of a DLL?

    Any program here http://tinyurl.com/d4xjc that uses the keyword
    extract should.
     
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    JANA Guest

    For basic XP Icons.

    Try this one: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll

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    Anyone know where the default location/folder is for the operating system
    icons for Windows XP? I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks.
     
    JANA, Apr 28, 2005
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    Freeware

    You should try a freeware called Resource Hacker.

    It lets you decompile and recompile system files so you can edit the content!
    You can hack every logo in the system by replacing them with your own bitmaps!

    Replace avi files to create your own animations (progress bar, etc)
    Search Google for "resource hacker" AND tutorials and get more info. 8)
     
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    is everyone getting the ms finger?

    when right-clicking on a given folder, selecting to choose a different icon for it, why would that button only open the system32 folder (as opposed to the actual shell32.dll)?

    I've never seen this happen before, and I've used Win98, XP's and even Vista Ho-Prem SP3, but my fresh reinstall of an Acer AOA150 (using the hidden partition's backed software) doesn't get me to the dll, just it's folder.

    Sort of like asking for directions to somewhere specific and someone just points.
     
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    Icon shells

    Also \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\pifmgr.dll has a nice assortment of icons.

    I like the wizard's cap & wand.
    :wink:

    PS: shell.dll is not an icon collection as are shell32 and pifmgr
     
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    finding icons in windows xp

    try here: C:\program files\WinUtilities\icons
     
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    Icons location for Windows XP

    On my system (Windows XP SP3) the general Icons location is %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    I just opened it today and changed a few of my "shortcut" icons.
    Right click on icon you want to change, select properties, click change icon, paste the
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll in the "Look for icons in this file:" block, click OK
     
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