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change the folder's icon on the desktop

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Greeting,

Looking for a way to change the folder's defult icon on the desktop to my own picture

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usera

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You could use function FileCreateShortcut to create a shortcut on your desktop. The function lets you specify an icon.


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You could use function FileCreateShortcut to create a shortcut on your desktop. The function lets you specify an icon.

thanks Water,

I am look for change the existing, NOT create a new one.

Thanks again

usera

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thanks Water,

I am look for change the existing, NOT create a new one.

Thanks again

usera

sorry forget point out, for a Folder not for a file

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If it's a shortcut you can use FileGetShortcut to read the properties of the shortcut, change the icon information and use FileCreateShortcut to overwrite the existing one.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Is this an AutoIt question or a general Windows question? Anyway I presume you're using Windows 7 because that's what I'm using, this article tells you how to change a folder icon in Windows 7 >> http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20125635-285/how-to-customize-folder-icons-in-windows-7/


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

You will need to either edit or create the file: "desktop.ini" in the folder whose icon that you want to modify. the basic syntax for a customized icon i like so:

[.ShellClassInfo]

IconResource=C:Windowssystem32SHELL32.dll,19

Be advised that if the Desktop.ini file already exists you may have to change the attributes to modify or overwrite the file. You will also need to refresh the icon cache to view the updated icon. As an example:

$Folder = "C:Your Folder"
FileSetAttrib($Folder & "Desktop.ini", "-RASHNOT")
$hOpen = FileOpen($Folder & "Desktop.ini", 2)
FileWrite($hOpen, "[.ShellClassInfo]" & @LF & "IconResource=C:Windowssystem32SHELL32.dll,16")
FileClose($hOpen)
DllCall('shell32.dll', 'none', 'SHChangeNotify', 'long', 0x08000000, 'uint', 0, 'ptr', 0, 'ptr', 0) ;Refresh Icons
Edited by Varian
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