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#1 shrimp

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:15 AM

i would like to know if there is a way to change the icons in xp without having to do them all individually, i would like to do this because,
a) the standard ones are ugly
B)i have lots to change
any help would be appreciated
cheers
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 06:15 AM

I don't think you can do the icon changes in a batch process. If you could you'd probably have to have the icons all looking the same. Is this what you're after? If not i think the only way to do it is individually. There may be an external program you can use though.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:00 AM

yeh, im after changing them all, i got the set ripped from mac. theres something to do with object desktop that does it externally, but im a cheapskate, so was just seeing if theres any other way.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:11 AM

Try this free trial:
http://www.shelllabs.com/iconchanger_download.htm

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:41 PM

cheers man.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 04:01 AM

Good luck :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:39 PM

Try these guys

IconTweaker

IconTweaker is a freeware application that allows you to customize all your Windows icons.
Icons are one of main parts of the Windows interface. Customizing them can make your desktop look better and can also improve the usability, because you can make it easier to recognize items.

Using the IconTweaker theme system, designers can share their icons with other people. IconTweaker has an open XML-based theme format that can be extended using plug-ins. If you created an IconTweaker theme for your icons, you can be sure they can be used by everyone.

Many themes with beautiful icons are already included and ready to use.


Using the IconTweaker theme system, designers can share their icons with other people. IconTweaker has an open XML-based theme format that can be extended using plug-ins. If you created an IconTweaker theme for your icons, you can be sure they can be used by everyone. The program comes with several included themes full of beautiful icons,



Get it here: _http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/utilities/icontweaker.html

IconPackager This is from stardock

IconPackager is a program that allows users to change nearly all of their Windows icons at once by applying "packages" of icons. A package of icons contains icons to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC.


Get the free version here: _http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/utilities/icon_packager.html

IconX This is from stardock

IconX enhances your existing Windows desktop icons with effects such as shadows, enhanced icon labels, mouse-over effects, and much more.


Get the free version here: _http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/utilities/iconx.html
Thnx




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