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#1 DigitalRain

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 06:28 PM

I want to know if there is a way to change the yellow folder icon that comes up when you make a new folder. change the icon to something else.

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 09:04 PM

Sure what system u using? If your using Xp right click it...then properties then customize next look at the bottom and it will say change icon. 98 is about the same.
just right click/properties/shortcut tab/change icon.....
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 03:04 PM

I think I tried that but it doesn't seem to stick - Each time I start a new file i get the old one instead. I'll try it again and see.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 03:09 PM

I think I tried that but it doesn't seem to stick - Each time I start a new file i get the old one instead. I'll try it again and see.

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You will have to change each new folder.

After changing one, they all will not show as the same picture.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 12:08 AM

I think I tried that but it doesn't seem to stick - Each time I start a new file i get the old one instead. I'll try it again and see.

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I played with it a little and tried to replace (cover) the folders with a photo. It looked like it was working but, it didn't stay either. I then tried replacing with icons. I didn't have much of a selection so I changed them all to the globe (windoz update I think)and they stayed. I'm going to have to find some kool icons. At least I don't have to look at that ugly yellow. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:10 AM

You can use Irfanview, to make any image a windows icon.
Just open the image in Irfanview / File / Save As / chose ICO in "Save as type:" box / name image / select destination to "Save in:" / Save
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 04:48 PM

tg1911..That's good to know. I D/L I/V last nite but can't play with it till I get a few thing working smoothly.


Making icons sounds like fun to me. Do you have yours customized? Is there a safe place to download some off the net?

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 04:58 PM

Naahhh, I just use OEM icons.
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:01 PM

OEM Icons? :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:06 PM

standard is what oem would mean....Just stock or original..

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:31 AM

Thanks CGM3 , I feel so silly asking. But how else am I going to know. From where or how do you access them? I do have Infran View and would love to try this. Hmm... I think I'll do some Googling.

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:55 AM

scarlett,

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
I use, standard windows icons.

Making icons is easy, in Irfanview. Just follow the directions I posted previously, in this thread.

There's only one thing, you have to watch out for. Making an icon, will take the image, and reduce it in size. So don't use an image, with to much detail. Some of the details will get lost, and blurred, in the compression of the image, to a smaller size.

Good luck, and have fun.
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:52 PM

Will that work for folders also?

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:52 PM

Will the "icon", you created, work on folders? Yes.
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