Non-Standard Folder & Shortcut Icons



bmw
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
free icons for folders & shortcuts?

Thanks!!
BMW

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> typed:

> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to
> create
> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where
> there are
> free icons for folders & shortcuts?


Both software to create your own icons and libraries of existing
icons are widely available on the web. Google should produce lots
of hits.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.

Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.

I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.

Here are some links where you can download icons...

http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/

http://www.jeffs-icons.com/

http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html

Creating Windows XP Icons
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.asp

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
> free icons for folders & shortcuts?
>
> Thanks!!
> BMW

David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
He can rename any bmp file to ico to. The renaming is needed for some XP
dialogs.
"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:O27chS7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
>
> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
>
> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
>
> Here are some links where you can download icons...
>
> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
>
> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
>
> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
>
> Creating Windows XP Icons
>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.
asp
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
> > your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
> > free icons for folders & shortcuts?
> >
> > Thanks!!
> > BMW
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
I knew that one.

What I do not know is what dll file is really the Control Panel. Since
Control.exe is NOT the control panel.

I know it runs under explorer.exe.

Give me a hint. I don't want to load Process Explorer right now.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23iE1%23U7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
> He can rename any bmp file to ico to. The renaming is needed for some XP
> dialogs.
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:O27chS7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
>>
>> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
>>
>> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
>>
>> Here are some links where you can download icons...
>>
>> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
>>
>> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
>>
>> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
>>
>> Creating Windows XP Icons
>>
>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.
> asp
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
>> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
>>> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
>>> free icons for folders & shortcuts?
>>>
>>> Thanks!!
>>> BMW

David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Shell32.dll. Most standard namespace extensions are in shell32. In Win 3.1
Control.exe was the CP. You could have looked it's GUID up in the registry
to see
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\InProcServer3
2


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:umLA#y7YFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I knew that one.
>
> What I do not know is what dll file is really the Control Panel. Since
> Control.exe is NOT the control panel.
>
> I know it runs under explorer.exe.
>
> Give me a hint. I don't want to load Process Explorer right now.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%23iE1%23U7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
> > He can rename any bmp file to ico to. The renaming is needed for some XP
> > dialogs.
> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:O27chS7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
> >>
> >> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
> >>
> >> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
> >>
> >> Here are some links where you can download icons...
> >>
> >> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
> >>
> >> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
> >>
> >> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
> >>
> >> Creating Windows XP Icons
> >>
> >
>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.
> > asp
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
> >> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
> >>> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
> >>> free icons for folders & shortcuts?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!!
> >>> BMW
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Actually I did see that key.

Since SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll I didn't believe that it was
the Control Panel.

I guess MS could've called it Blind Pig. :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23hc$z88YFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
> Shell32.dll. Most standard namespace extensions are in shell32. In Win 3.1
> Control.exe was the CP. You could have looked it's GUID up in the registry
> to see
>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\InProcServer3
> 2
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:umLA#y7YFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I knew that one.
>>
>> What I do not know is what dll file is really the Control Panel. Since
>> Control.exe is NOT the control panel.
>>
>> I know it runs under explorer.exe.
>>
>> Give me a hint. I don't want to load Process Explorer right now.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:%23iE1%23U7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
>>> He can rename any bmp file to ico to. The renaming is needed for some XP
>>> dialogs.
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:O27chS7YFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
>>>>
>>>> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
>>>>
>>>> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
>>>>
>>>> Here are some links where you can download icons...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
>>>>
>>>> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
>>>>
>>>> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
>>>>
>>>> Creating Windows XP Icons
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.
>>> asp
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
>>>> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
>>>>> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
>>>>> free icons for folders & shortcuts?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!!
>>>>> BMW

bmw
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Thanks, Wesley!! I'm having fun with it!!

BMW

Wesley Vogel wrote:
> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
>
> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
>
> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
>
> Here are some links where you can download icons...
>
> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
>
> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
>
> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
>
> Creating Windows XP Icons
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.asp
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
> > your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there are
> > free icons for folders & shortcuts?
> >
> > Thanks!!
> > BMW

Trevor L.
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Wes,
I am a little late in responding, but a thought just occurred to me when
re-reading this correspondence.

I have done a search for *.ico on my C: drive and this gives me the search
result window with lots of files to choose from.

My query is - can I save the results of this search, so that I can refer to
it again, rather than have to tediously copy all the *.ico files into a
separate folder

--
Cheers,
Trevor L.
Website: http://tandcl.homemail.com.au

bmw wrote:
> Thanks, Wesley!! I'm having fun with it!!
>
> BMW
>
> Wesley Vogel wrote:
>> You can use any .ico files that are on your machine.
>>
>> Do a Search on your machine for *.ico this will find all ico files.
>>
>> I have all my isons or copies stored in a file in My Documents.
>>
>> Here are some links where you can download icons...
>>
>> http://www.it-mate.co.uk/icons/
>>
>> http://www.jeffs-icons.com/
>>
>> http://virtualplastic.net/scrow/misc.html
>>
>> Creating Windows XP Icons
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/winxpicons.asp
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:1117304026.029050.33310@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
>> bmw <bmwdriver1@yahoo.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I know about system32 where the icons are. Is there a way to create
>>> your own folder & shortcut icons? Is there a web site where there
>>> are free icons for folders & shortcuts?
>>>
>>> Thanks!!
>>> BMW


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