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If you are not satisfied with the windows Normally offered icons you can get a little more unexplored icons from here.

 

Open Notepad

 

save as.. "a.com" in the desktop (including the comma)

 

right click on the file and select properties from the Program Tab select Change Icon you will be presented with some never before seen icons!!

 

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If you are not satisfied with the windows Normally offered icons you can get a little more unexplored icons from here.

 

Open Notepad

 

save as.. "a.com" in the desktop (including the comma)

 

right click on the file and select properties from the Program Tab select Change Icon you will be presented with some never before seen icons!!

 

 

 

HUH? Am I missing something here? Or did some steps get dropped? And what comma?

Edited by Arthur21743

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Windows basically stores these icon files in PIFMGR.DLL which is a dll file and which normally cannot be opened by image editor appz.

 

Hope it was useful to you.

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Windows basically stores these icon files in PIFMGR.DLL which is a dll file and which normally cannot be opened by image editor appz.

 

Hope it was useful to you.

 

Looks like someone else had the same problem as I. I just decided to walk away from this tip, but now will ask the question I had when I "followed the steps". That question is, how do you access the icons from there and apply them to wherever you want them, or are they just for looking but not touching?

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To use these icons you should be able to type 'PIFMGR.DLL' into the 'browse' box for selecting a custom icon and have them appear as choices.

 

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To use these icons you shoudld be able to type 'PIFMGR.DLL' into the 'browse' box for selecting a custom icon and have them appear as choices.

 

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<sigh> I should have gone with my instincts and hit the Del key as soon as I came to the part where it said to include the comma when there was no comma at all. Sure, you can go into a folder's menu and select another icon instead of the manila-folder thingy -- as shown in the previous post, but you don't need all that hocus pocus in Notepad. In fact I challenge anybody to show in coherent fashion -- and with all the steps included btw, how one goes about extracting one of those icons and applying it to some other file.

 

This would have been a real help had it been a valid tip. I have a database file (dat) and Nero calls it a Windows video file and claims rights to open it. Well, of course it can't. But try to get rid of the Nero icon and you got troubles in River City boy.

 

If I remember right you used to be able to change icons in Folder Options, File Types tab. I can change what is supposed to open it ( I chose Wordpad just to get rid of the stupid Nero icon) but not the icon used to represent it. It didn't replace the Nero icon with the one for Wordpad, which is what I was after. I can even uninstall Nero and the stupid DVD looking thingy is still there. :pullhair:

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thats a good tip i always wanted other icons

 

heres how i was able to change it to the icon

 

i had a web page on desk top with the big E for icon

i right click properties

click change icon

click browse ...system32

scroll to the right until i saw pifmgr.dll

click on it...select and the icons open up

highlight the one i want

click ok...then apply..then ok

vola...the icon changed

 

very good its should be a winner

 

p.s. you dont need the notepad a.com

 

you got my five star

Edited by mme

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thats a good tip i always wanted other icons

 

heres how i was able to change it to the icon

 

i had a web page on desk top with the big E for icon

i right click properties

click change icon

click browse ...system32

scroll to the right until i saw pifmgr.dll

click on it...select and the icons open up

highlight the one i want

click ok...then apply..then ok

vola...the icon changed

 

very good its should be a winner

 

p.s. you dont need the notepad a.com

 

you got my five star

 

I'm outta here. Unsubscribing now. You dopers had me fooled into thinking this was a serious place to talk aboiut computer issues. I ask for coherent and I get some guy who doesn't even know about the Shift key trying to pass himself off as some savvy dude. LOL THIS IS HILARIOUS.

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i use nero ultra edition

i changed the icon for nero startsmart

do it the way i mentioned dont worry about any commas or dots

just follow the steps mentioned in post 9

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This also works on Vista. I just tried it out. Also Arthur, if you are going to insult other members you should leave.

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try this Arthur

 

highlight the nero icon

on the right side of your keyboard

in between ALT and CTRL

press menu key use arrows

use down arrow go to properties

tap enter

the properties will show

use cursor and change icon

click browse system 32

scroll to the right

find this..pifmgr.dll

right click select

icons open and click on one

click ok

click apply

click ok again to close

hope this is what you mean or what your looking for

 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

I came accross some icons they can be found in system 32

just keep scrolling to the right it is in alphabetical order

 

click properties

change icon

click browse

scroll system 32

here are the icons

 

hticons.dll

 

moricons.dll

 

just right click select

those icons open up

highlight and save

click ok and apply and ok

Edited by mme

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Hi all,

 

The Bricks & mortars were all fine. My intention was just to let something known..of course I could have straightaway mentioned that PIFMGR.dll thing in the first post itself..but on second thought I opted for the former assuming that most of the guys and gals out there know about this already.

 

As Arthur and Mme explained it's easy...

 

 

IT'S EASY FOR THOSE WHO MASTERED THE ART BUT A HERCULEAN TASK FOR THE NOVICE.

(Let's be a humble novice always :nono: )

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