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how to change windows explorer icon without editing explorer.exe?


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Hi guys,
I want to change the Windows Explorer icon on the task bar but don't want to edit the explorer.exe, as it might create problem. I have experienced that explorer.exe starts crashing if edited. I know we can change the start orb using Theme resource Changer but it can't help me change windows explorer icon. I have seen in some thread that there is a alternate method of changing that icon but now I am not getting that thread. I have already spent 3 hrs or so searching that thread. As far as I remember some senior member has posted that method on this very forum.


Please help me guys.

Edited by nice_guy75, 26 June 2011 - 03:54 AM.



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Perhaps ,that's what you were searching but i didn't found it there.

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Perhaps ,that's what you were searching but i didn't found it there.

This is not exactly what I was searching for. The one you have posted is for already installed OS what I am searching for is for preinstall environment. And if I remember properly some third party software is required in the method which I have seen on this forum.

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right click on the Explorer icon, select properties and change the icons like you did with shortcuts.

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right click on the Explorer icon, select properties and change the icons like you did with shortcuts.

I want to change it in pre-install environment.

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mount the WIM

change the icon here:

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

and you have the updated icon in all user accounts.

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mount the WIM

change the icon here:

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

and you have the updated icon in all user accounts.

I wonder how can I change the icon in the shortcut which are in the "TaskBar" folder, and even if I change the icon in the "TaskBar" folder will it work after installation as well.

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I didn't try it. test it and give us the results.




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