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Where does Windows XP keep its icons?

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

I did a search for *.ico and I did not find the Remote Desktop Connection icon, or the Active Directory icon. Anyone know where icon files usually get stored? There are a couple of other programs (non-windows) that I installed that I'm still looking for, too.

(I want to edit and play around with them in GIMP.)

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:19 PM

System icons are in %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

Don't know the location of any others.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

Also look in the "moricons.dll" file.

(Oops, repeat:

and "SHELL32.dll".)

I remember there is at least one other file - look for "pifmgr.dll".

Could be more.

Oh, you'll be able to see all of the icons in each file by "right clicking" on a current icon, select "properties", then "change icon", then "browse" to the files we've mentioned.


Edited by JohnWho, 12 March 2010 - 05:47 PM.

I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!

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