Control Panel Icons

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Eve, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. Eve

    Eve Guest

    Does anyone know if it's possible to change icons in the control panel? I've managed to change Network Connections and Printers & Faxes using the registry, but I can't find any of the other icons there. I've searched on the net and here to find out how, but I can't find anything. I'm sure there is a way, if not why would there be icons for them everytime I download a new icon set? :confused: Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

    TIA

    Eve:D
     
  2. madmatt

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    Download ResHack
    Open ResHack
    Open C:\WINDOWS\System32\
    Open the .CPL file you want to change the icon for
    Look for Icon Group
    Open group 100
    Right click
    Replace Resource
    Find the new icon
    Replace
    Save

    Done.
     
  3. Eve

    Eve Guest

    Thanks Matt! :)
     
  4. madmatt

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    My pleasure.
     
  5. Grandmaster

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    madmatt is now a icon h4x0r.
     
  6. madmatt

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    I learned from one of the best *points at o___*
     
  7. Eve

    Eve Guest

    Can't get it to work. It changed add new hardware, but it appears twice now, the others I tried didn't change at all. I've changed back and given up. Will any other programs do it, or is there a way in the registry?
     
  8. madmatt

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    Well, you may need to do this:

    Open ResHack
    Open File
    Make changes
    Save file as filename_new.cpl
    Reboot to safemode with command
    Rename the current cpl to filename_old.cpl
    Rename the new one to filename.cpl (make sure it is in \system32\)
    Reboot.

    I also recommend..
    Run
    cmd
    sfc /purgecache

    Try that.
     
  9. Eve

    Eve Guest

    ok, the first part sounds convoluted, but I think I can manage it, the Run, cmd, sfc /purgecache part is where I get a bit confused. What does it do, and why am I doing it? :confused:
     
  10. madmatt

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    Purges your system cache, backups, etc. Most DLL files and such are cached.
    Works just like your Internet cache.
     
  11. Eve

    Eve Guest

    ok, thanks. :)
     
  12. seen_xu

    seen_xu Guest

    why not try some easy setup appz such as iconpackager?