General Icon Question

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by BigPete, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. BigPete

    BigPete OSNN Sexual Deviant

    I have 333 icons that I have collected so far and I have them all in one folder on a partition seperate from my Windows XP installation.

    The question is: Will having all the icons in one folder on a seperate partition negatively affect my performance? If so, what is the best way to go about customizing my icons?

  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    It does not matter where and how you store your icons. Every icon accessed by Windows is cached in the file 'IconCache.db' (located in C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data). Windows reads the icons from the cache instead of searching for the actual files. The default size of this cache is usually to small, so it may be a good idea to apply the MaxCachedIcon-tweak.
    Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and encrease the value for Max Cached Icons to 8192.