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[ICONS]How to make folder and shortcut icons! ICONS INCLUDED

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By Koffein Schluck, Senior Member on 31st March 2009, 06:46 PM
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You want to customize your Windows Mobile device but don't want to install heavy applications?
Here a simple but effective solution!

Why should I do this?
  • If you arrange your program shortcuts into folders, than your program menu will open much faster.
  • And If you make some custom icons for the folders, you can navigate better because of the individual look of every folder.

It looks like:




Here is what you have to do to set a folder icon:
create a new file (doesnt matter what type) in the folder you want to have an icon, rename it to "icon.lnk" goto properties of this file and type a path to a DLL-file wich contains icons or an EXE-file with a special number behind it, here an example:


to set an icon for a shortcut-file... (*.LNK)
...,add the following right after the shortcutpath: ?[DLL-PATH],[CODE]
Example:



Here are some Icon Codes for some system DLLs:

\windows\shelres.192.dll




SKMVicon.dll (download this DLL at the end of this post)


TomCrossBowIcon.dll (download this DLL at the end of this post)


If you like the icon customize idea you will love this:
Nice looking Realize icon menu with TF3D, last unsolvable (?) step left!!!
Bigger icons in the program tab


If you like it I will post more...
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31st March 2009, 08:16 PM |#2  
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Good stuff! Especially useful for the new Start menu in the Rhodium manila. Thanks for sharing bro!
31st March 2009, 08:30 PM |#3  
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create a new file in that folder, rename it to "icon.Ink" goto properties of this file and type a path to a DLL-file wich contains icons or an EXE-file with a special number behind it, here an example:

Actually I am pretty sure it has to be named icon.lnk (LNK) not ink
31st March 2009, 08:37 PM |#4  
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Actually I am pretty sure it has to be named icon.lnk (LNK) not ink

Of course! You are right !!! I will correct it THX !
31st March 2009, 09:29 PM |#5  
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thank you for this Tutorial

a great easy to follow summery

1st April 2009, 02:07 AM |#6  
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All of the pictures appear to be down so I'm having a bit of trouble following the thread. Can we get some new one's up? Thanks.

Edit: Looks good now, thanks for the info!
4th June 2009, 08:07 AM |#7  
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thanks Koffein Schluck,

do you know how to change size of the fonts in the drop up menus?
5th June 2009, 10:03 AM |#8  
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thanks Koffein Schluck,

do you know how to change size of the fonts in the drop up menus?

Sorry mate... no idea... you mean the standart drop down menu? not the new manila pop-up, big-size bullshit?

If you want it bigger, than try the new manila pop-up, finger-friendly ****... (I don't like it, look here for screenshots)
9th June 2009, 03:36 PM |#9  
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Very strange, but unfortunately changing icon groups 8216 and 8217 (settings and programs) in shellres.192.dll does not seem to have any effect in changing icons in drop down start menu. I think some of the icons are hidden in outres.dll (not 192) and tapres.dll (not 192).
If anyone has made it to change these icons and share experience it would be appreciated.
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is there a way to use an icon from another application for a specific shortcut?
16th November 2009, 10:21 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Koffein Schluck





Here is what you have to do to set a folder icon:
create a new file in that folder, rename it to "icon.lnk" goto properties of this file and type a path to a DLL-file wich contains icons or an EXE-file with a special number behind it, here an example:


<snip>

Bigger icons in the program tab

If you like it I will post more...

Many months later: I just want to thank you for this. I'd never known how to do it... and I am a heavy user of hierarchical folders to group similar types of apps -- This is so helpful!
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