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patgenn123

Hello! Real noob here...

I am trying to start from the ground up and learn this program. Really ignorant on Autoit.

I looked around in Search under "icon". Looked at all 34 pages and couldn't see it(maybe just me).

Should be simple to answer:

How can I change a folder icon to "a specific icon" of my choosing using an autoit script?

Any help would be great!

Please try not to write it for me unless I beg. I really want to learn this.

Clues, links etc would be great!

Thanks!

-P

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patgenn123

Hey everyone!

This topic was started on May 11th and is now page 14! Wow does this board move fast!!!! :)

I was still wondering if anyone knew of how to do this.

I'm thinking this would be pretty easy for a sorry backward scripting AUTOIT newbie like me, but.... I know nothing! Trying to learn. Asking for clues, but not the whole script please.

Please point me with SOME clues!

Pat

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TehWhale

I'm thinking your best bet right now is the Registry. I will look into a key for this! Great timing on bumping your thread!

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patgenn123

Hello Jason, Hello All,

What I am trying to do is change a folder's icon based on a word copied into a clipboard.

I'll give everyone an example.

If the clipboard contains the word "processing", create a folder icon that has a chosen icon that would help a person identify that this folder is for "processing".

If the clipboard has some other word, give it a different icon.

Within the script, have the script revert back to the normal yellow folder after the icon has been created and "viola" done!

I know I have been looking around Google for this and there is some ideas around there, but how would this work with AutoIT because I am new to this.

Thanks!

Pat

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TehWhale

Truthfully I cannot find the registry key for changing a specific folder.

Although I wish others would try to help considering your very descriptive and asking extremely nicely, with tons of patience.

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rasim

patgenn123

Quick example:

$folder = FileSelectFolder("Choose folder...", "", 0, @MyDocumentsDir)
If @error Then Exit

$ico = FileOpenDialog("Select a file...", @MyDocumentsDir, "Icon contains files (*.ico;*.exe;*.dll)", 1)
If @error Then Exit

IniWriteSection($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", ".ShellClassInfo", _
                "IconFile=" & $ico & @LF & _
                "IconIndex=0" & @LF & _
                "InfoTip=AutoIt RULEZZZ!")
                
If FileSetAttrib($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", "+H") = 1 Then MsgBox(64, "Set Folder Icon", "Success!")
:)

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cyanidemonkey

patgenn123

Quick example:

$folder = FileSelectFolder("Choose folder...", "", 0, @MyDocumentsDir)
If @error Then Exit

$ico = FileOpenDialog("Select a file...", @MyDocumentsDir, "Icon contains files (*.ico;*.exe;*.dll)", 1)
If @error Then Exit

IniWriteSection($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", ".ShellClassInfo", _
                "IconFile=" & $ico & @LF & _
                "IconIndex=0" & @LF & _
                "InfoTip=AutoIt RULEZZZ!")
                
If FileSetAttrib($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", "+H") = 1 Then MsgBox(64, "Set Folder Icon", "Success!")
;)
i have tried this code, but it does not seem to work (WinXP). i understand what it does, and if i manually change a folder icon via rightclick>properties it writes the same Desktop.ini with the same contents and it works/refreshes the folder icon.

could it be something to do with this issue described here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1558896,00.asp

and can the sample code in the artical be converted to autoit3?

EDIT: i changed the above a little and now it seems to update the folder icon streight away. :D (i'm guessing the change file attributes on the folder is forcing explorer to update/refresh it's icon?)

$folder = FileSelectFolder("Choose folder...", "", 0, @MyDocumentsDir)
If @error Then Exit

$ico = FileOpenDialog("Select a file...", @MyDocumentsDir, "Icon contains files (*.ico;*.exe;*.dll)", 1)
If @error Then Exit

IniWriteSection($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", ".ShellClassInfo", _
                "IconFile=" & $ico & @LF & _
                "IconIndex=0" & @LF & _
                "InfoTip=AutoIt RULEZZZ!")
FileSetAttrib($folder, "+R")
If FileSetAttrib($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", "+HSA") = 1 Then MsgBox(64, "Set Folder Icon", "Success!")

also, will these registry keys mentioned here do the same thing in autoit: http://resource.dopus.com/viewtopic.php?p=...509cb6989e9880e

Edited by cyanidemonkey

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rasim

cyanidemonkey

Hmm... but above code works fine for me, try this:

$folder = FileSelectFolder("Choose folder...", "")
If @error Then Exit

$ico = FileOpenDialog("Select a file...", "", "Icon contains files (*.ico;*.exe;*.dll)", 1)
If @error Then Exit

IniWriteSection($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", ".ShellClassInfo", _
                "IconFile=" & $ico & @LF & _
                "IconIndex=0" & @LF & _
                "InfoTip=AutoIt RULEZZZ!")
                
FileSetAttrib($folder & "\" & "Desktop.ini", "+H")
FileSetAttrib($folder, "+R")

Edit: This should be work.

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cyanidemonkey

the above works for XP, but not on Vista, we have machines that use both, so what parts of the desktop.ini file do i mod to make it work on both systems?

at the moment i am changing the desktop.ini as follows:

XP Desktop.ini:

[.ShellClassInfo]

IconFile=S:\Client Projects\Framework Latest\default_files\ico\flash.ico

IconIndex=0

InfoTip=AutoIt RULEZZZ!

Vista desktop.ini:

[.ShellClassInfo]

LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21790

InfoTip=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-12689

IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-108

IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll

IconIndex=-237


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cyanidemonkey

Found here: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet...ta-does-no.aspx

I've confirmed with shell team that the API SHGetSetFolderCustomSettings

will let explorer know that the desktop.ini has been updated.

is there a way autoit script call 'SHGetSetFolderCustomSettings' to force windows explorer to refresh in vista?

i've been changing the Desktop.ini file line:

LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21790

to

LocalizedResourceName=S:\Client Projects\Framework Latest\default_files\ico\flash.ico,0

but the ico won't show on vista.

Edited by cyanidemonkey

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