Folder colours on desktop



Sandal
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to something
else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
Manythanks
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Sandal

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
Sandal,

Use the OpenFolder.zip here as the example:
http://www.mvps.org/serenitymacros/icon.html

Works by overriding the Shell Icons (3 & 4)

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to something
> else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
> Manythanks
> --
> Sandal

Sandal
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Hi Ramesh,
I am not sure if I explained myself well enough, this is what I want to do,
If I create a new folder on my desktop or in my documents, I want to be able
to change the yellow to something else, will what you gave me still do it and
am I able to reverse it if I don't like my efforts?
Manythanks
--
Sandal


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Sandal,
>
> Use the OpenFolder.zip here as the example:
> http://www.mvps.org/serenitymacros/icon.html
>
> Works by overriding the Shell Icons (3 & 4)
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0C854447-713E-4A7D-ACA1-C4DE34ACD89F@microsoft.com...
> >I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to something
> > else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
> > Manythanks
> > --
> > Sandal
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Sandal,

That link / fix was an example. That explains the possibility of overriding
the default folder icons. If you have a custom .ico file, you can use it to
replace the Yellow folder icon (standard).

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B7CF3BA-FE60-4EAC-AC61-4F549F99E002@microsoft.com...
> Hi Ramesh,
> I am not sure if I explained myself well enough, this is what I want to
> do,
> If I create a new folder on my desktop or in my documents, I want to be
> able
> to change the yellow to something else, will what you gave me still do it
> and
> am I able to reverse it if I don't like my efforts?
> Manythanks
> --
> Sandal
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Sandal,
>>
>> Use the OpenFolder.zip here as the example:
>> http://www.mvps.org/serenitymacros/icon.html
>>
>> Works by overriding the Shell Icons (3 & 4)
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0C854447-713E-4A7D-ACA1-C4DE34ACD89F@microsoft.com...
>> >I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to
>> >something
>> > else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
>> > Manythanks
>> > --
>> > Sandal
>>
>>

Sandal
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Thankyou Ramesh
--
Sandal


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Sandal,
>
> That link / fix was an example. That explains the possibility of overriding
> the default folder icons. If you have a custom .ico file, you can use it to
> replace the Yellow folder icon (standard).
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4B7CF3BA-FE60-4EAC-AC61-4F549F99E002@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Ramesh,
> > I am not sure if I explained myself well enough, this is what I want to
> > do,
> > If I create a new folder on my desktop or in my documents, I want to be
> > able
> > to change the yellow to something else, will what you gave me still do it
> > and
> > am I able to reverse it if I don't like my efforts?
> > Manythanks
> > --
> > Sandal
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Sandal,
> >>
> >> Use the OpenFolder.zip here as the example:
> >> http://www.mvps.org/serenitymacros/icon.html
> >>
> >> Works by overriding the Shell Icons (3 & 4)
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0C854447-713E-4A7D-ACA1-C4DE34ACD89F@microsoft.com...
> >> >I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to
> >> >something
> >> > else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
> >> > Manythanks
> >> > --
> >> > Sandal
> >>
> >>
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
You're welcome! Sandal.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8EAC0D65-A93E-431A-A566-B1727DE02C7D@microsoft.com...
> Thankyou Ramesh
> --
> Sandal
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Sandal,
>>
>> That link / fix was an example. That explains the possibility of
>> overriding
>> the default folder icons. If you have a custom .ico file, you can use it
>> to
>> replace the Yellow folder icon (standard).
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4B7CF3BA-FE60-4EAC-AC61-4F549F99E002@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Ramesh,
>> > I am not sure if I explained myself well enough, this is what I want
>> > to
>> > do,
>> > If I create a new folder on my desktop or in my documents, I want to be
>> > able
>> > to change the yellow to something else, will what you gave me still do
>> > it
>> > and
>> > am I able to reverse it if I don't like my efforts?
>> > Manythanks
>> > --
>> > Sandal
>> >
>> >
>> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sandal,
>> >>
>> >> Use the OpenFolder.zip here as the example:
>> >> http://www.mvps.org/serenitymacros/icon.html
>> >>
>> >> Works by overriding the Shell Icons (3 & 4)
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> >> Windows XP Shell/User
>> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Sandal" <Sandal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:0C854447-713E-4A7D-ACA1-C4DE34ACD89F@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I don't want different icons, I just want to change the colour to
>> >> >something
>> >> > else, is there a hack or a freeware programe that will do it for me.
>> >> > Manythanks
>> >> > --
>> >> > Sandal
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>


Folder colours on desktop