Icon question

Mychal

Senior Member
#1
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
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#2
Right click at your Services shortcut > select Open File Location .
That will lead you to where Services.msc is stored.
 


Mychal

Senior Member
#3
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#4
You lost me.
See my desktop screenshot of service.msc and right click context menu.

Image 3.png
 


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Josephur

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#5
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.
 


Mychal

Senior Member
#6
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#7
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.
 


Mychal

Senior Member
#8
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?
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#9
Sorry, I cannot help you any further.

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


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#10
maybe here
%windir%\system32\filemgmt.dll
is that the one you are looking for?
 


Mychal

Senior Member
#11
That is the one. Many thanks Trouble! This thread can be closed.
 


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