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

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Koffein Schluck

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2008
202
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Moscow
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:
looklike.png




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:
step1.png
step2.png


to set an icon for a shortcut-file... (*.LNK)
...,add the following right after the shortcutpath: ?[DLL-PATH],
Code:
[/I][/FONT]
Example:
[IMG]http://home.pages.at/koffeinschluck/step3.png[/IMG]


Here are some Icon Codes for some system DLLs:

[B][SIZE="4"]\windows\shelres.192.dll[/SIZE][/B]
[IMG]http://home.pages.at/koffeinschluck/shelres.192.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://home.pages.at/koffeinschluck/Shellres.192_2.png[/IMG]


[B][SIZE="4"]SKMVicon.dll[/SIZE][/B] (download this DLL at the end of this post)
[IMG]http://home.pages.at/koffeinschluck/SKMVicon.png[/IMG]

[B][SIZE="4"]TomCrossBowIcon.dll[/SIZE][/B] (download this DLL at the end of this post)
[IMG]http://home.pages.at/koffeinschluck/TomCrossBowIcon.png[/IMG]

[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]If you like the icon customize idea you will love this:
Nice looking Realize icon menu with TF3D, last unsolvable (?) step left!!!
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=499463"]Bigger icons in the program tab[/URL][/COLOR][/SIZE]

If you like it I will post more...
 

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mpaynejr

Senior Member
Oct 11, 2008
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Pictures Down

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!
 
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cerato

Senior Member
Jan 13, 2009
421
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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.
Grtz
:)
 
looklike.png




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:
step1.png
step2.png


<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!
 

papo

Senior Member
Jul 2, 2007
192
10
HTC City D.C.
love those icons!
and that icon viewer is gr8 too.
what's it called? i have only one showing 1 icon at a time :(

vrgolin: you look confused :) in that folder you want to create an icon for.
 
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silcam18

Member
Oct 21, 2005
34
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You should just go make a DLL and add the icons you want. It's simple:

Download Resource Hacker (just search xda for this - I can't post external links as I'm a "new" users).
Download icons.
Create your DLL (or hijack an already existing one).
Add icons, save it, and drop it into your \windows folder.

One I created is attached. There are only a few icons in there as I only have the custom icons I'm using so far.
 

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