How do you change the my computer icon?

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by AaronMcarthur, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. How do you change the my computer icon?

    I got a package of icons today and was wanting to change the My Computer appearance.
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Right click your desktop, properties, desktop tab, customize desktop
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Wooo! Go Jewelzz! :)

    Snoogins
     
  4. Alrite thanks. Another thing, what about Internet Explorer and other things like that?
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    There is a program called Icon Workshop that makes it easy to change the icons for anything... and you can create or modify icons as well. Check out this link, I think it's a free download:

    http://www.axialis.com/axicons/
     
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Most main icons, stuff on the desktop you can just , right click,properties, change icon!
     
  7. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    i can't figure out how to change the icons for My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos...

    no right click, properties, customize option... and no option in customize desktop thing either...

    hmmm... there's got to be a way to do it without that icon workshop thing...


    edit: and what about the control panel, and network connections, and printers...
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID look for these
    Administrative Tools {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
    Briefcase {85BBD92O-42A0-1O69-A2E4-08002B30309D}
    Control Panel {21EC2O2O-3AEA-1O69-A2DD-08002b30309d}
    Fonts {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    History {FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}
    Inbox {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    Microsoft Network {00028B00-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    My Computer {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    My Documents {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
    My Network Places {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
    Network Computers {1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}
    Network Connections {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
    Printers and Faxes {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
    Programs Folder {7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}
    Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    Scanners and Cameras {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}
    Scheduled Tasks {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
    Start Menu Folder {48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}

    if it has a Default Icons key underneath it, change the value to the path of the icon
     
  9. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    where'd you figure out which keys were which folder???

    cause i'd like to change a bunch more than what you listed...
     
  10. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    me uses icon packager
     
  11. yoyo

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    For the My .... folders just edit the hidden desktop.ini file inside the folders.
    Replace the lines

    IconFile=%SystemRoot%\System32\mydocs.dll
    IconIndex=-101

    with

    IconFile="C:\Any folder\Any.ico"
    IconIndex=-0
     
  12. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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  13. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    one last thing... what about the ugly yellow generic folder icon...

    is there anyway i can change that without doing it to each and every folder individually???

    i went through the registry and checked every "defaulticon" entry and found some that referenced "folder" or "folders" but they didn't seem to make a difference what they were set to...