Icon question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Mychal, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Mychal

    Mychal Senior Member

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    From the desktop create a new shortcut for services.msc. Complete the process and the services icon appears and works fine. My question is where is that particular (gear like) icon stored? or a link to a dl site would also suffice. Many thanks
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Right click at your Services shortcut > select Open File Location .
    That will lead you to where Services.msc is stored.
     
  3. Mychal

    Mychal Senior Member

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    That's true but the icon associated with services.msc is the red toolbox not the blueish gear. Where is the "gear" icon stored?
    Thank you.
     
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    You lost me.
    See my desktop screenshot of service.msc and right click context menu.

    Image 3.
     
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  5. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    Is most likely inside of shell32.dll

    services.exe contains the red tool box icon.

    Axialis Icon Workshop is one of my favorite programs to manipulate icons, does a great job of embedded resources in DLL/EXE files.
     
  6. Mychal

    Mychal Senior Member

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    davidhk
    ok, now try to extract the icon and use it in a different shortcut.

    Josephur
    Yes there are similar ones in imagres32.dll also, but no that particular one.

    To all,
    This is far from important. I just thought it was weird to have a "ghost-icon" that could not be accessed.
     
  7. davidhk129

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    davidhk
    ok, now try to extract the icon and use it in a different shortcut.

    I am assuming that you are asking me to do the above.
    This is what I did......
    after selecting Open file location > right click at Services.msc > click Send To > click Desktop (create shortcut).
    I got the same "gear" icon shortcut on my desktop.

    Sounds like you lost me again. Sorry.
     
  8. Mychal

    Mychal Senior Member

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    I must strive for better clarity I know.
    The gear icon for services is on the desktop. Create a new shortcut (not another services.msc). Then try to import the gear icon (from the services shortcut) through the right-click properties tab, change icon button to be used for the new non-services shortcut.
    Ultimately my question is which dll, exe, ocx, etc is this particular gear icon stored?
     
  9. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Sorry, I cannot help you any further.

    Please wait for someone with better knowledge to come along.
    Good luck.
     
  10. Trouble

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    maybe here
    %windir%\system32\filemgmt.dll
    is that the one you are looking for?
     
  11. Mychal

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    That is the one. Many thanks Trouble! This thread can be closed.
     

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