Where are the system icons located

Vetral32

Well-Known Member
#1
Hi so I was trying to change one of the system icons but I can't do that without knowing what dll it is in or wherever. Here is a picture.



I was talking to a person before and he said it could be done but not easily. He said to look in *imageres.dll* and *shell32.dll*. I looked but found nothing. By the way the picture was edited, I didn't actually find out how.

Thanks - Vetral32
 


Vetral32

Well-Known Member
#2
anybody?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#3
I don't think anyone is going to have the answer for you. I can tell you from running procexp that the notification icon is part of the explorer.exe process. This is a list, at least on my system, of everything explorer.exe has a handle to. You may or may not want to look through every dll and see if you can locate the icon.
 


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Vetral32

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#4
Maybe I can change it because I found it in resource tuner (right clicks explorer.exe open in resource tuner) but I need to ask my friend which is a genius of computers to see if it will break my pc. Thank you!
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#5
Good call, looks like you would need to replace Ordinals 183 - 218 with the correct sized icons as listed in Icon groups 20101-20104


I would be sure to make a backup copy of explorer.exe before you change anything.
 


Vetral32

Well-Known Member
#6
I need an action center icon thats 16x16 but can't find an accurate one. Do you have it or no?
 


Vetral32

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#7
Windows 7 only plz
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#8
You can extract them from the ActionCenter.dll
 


Vetral32

Well-Known Member
#9
Wow I didn't know that existed thank you :D
 


Vetral32

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#10
Everytime I open the edited explorer.exe I get this :

THIS APP CANNOT RUN ON THIS PC
Check with the application developer

help!
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#11
It may not run because it's a signed file and no longer can be verified because you made changes to it. You may have to revert back to a backup. Hopefully you followed my suggestion to keep a backup.
 


Vetral32

Well-Known Member
#12
Yes of course I was in command prompt.

(What I did in command prompt)
taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
C:
cd windows
del explorer.exe
ren explorer2.exe explorer.exe
explorer.exe (CANT RUN)
del explorer.exe
ren backupexplorer.exe explorer.exe (NO PERMISSION)
(OPEN COMMAND PROMPT ADMINISTRATOR)
C:
cd windows
ren backupexplorer.exe explorer.exe
explorer.exe
exit
 


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