ok thanks. can someone answer this question for me, i followed the steps in this guide and i replaced icons and created my own dll but when i replaced the dll and rebooted windows woudlnt boto up because it was a not vaild shell32.dll
That's why it is important to make a backup when playing around with crtical system files. If you have a shell32.bak in Windows\system32 you can boot to the recovery console, just rename two files and everything is exactly as before.
This has happened before. When I did this and installed the shell32.dll, everything works fine but "My Pictures" folder stays default. Yes I used TweakUI to refresh all the icons and it still like it. Does anybody know how I can fix that one icon??
o_87, great tutorial! I don't want to take anything away from the excellent work that you've done, but I thought I'd mention something that might be helpful for those who are worried about manualling making these changes through Safe Mode and whatnot. Below is a link to Replacer, with a description of the program, a screenshot, etc. I've used it once, and it worked great.
I know this thread is very very old, but I am having problems getting it to work properly. I have all my icons stored in 'My Documents' and I have opened up the original 'shell32.dll' file and saved is as a new name 'shell32_mac.dll'. Okay, I have changed every single icon in the 'shell32_mac.dll' file to the icons that I have in 'My Documents'. I restart my computer, press F8 and enter 'Safe mode with Command Prompt'.
then i turn off my computer and turn it back on again. The problem is, that the icon's still show up as the default XP icons. The thing is that when I open 'shell32.dll' in 'Resource Hacker', the icons that I want show up.
Do any of you know why? Oh btw: some icons work, others dont. I'm running XP Pro, 1.5 p4, 128mb RAM
when I choose 'open' in a program, the icons show up! Why Why Why!!!
It seems as if the problem is in the start menu and also when my comptuer is opened, the hard drive icon, folder icon, my computer icon etc are all the default style!