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Windows Forums member, Batupata, has released yet another great, free tool for Windows 7: AdSevenIconChanger. This tool changes the default icons in Windows 7. Here’s an example of how you’d change the shortcut arrow:

1. Download AdSevenIconChanger

2. Right click AdSevenIconChanger.exe and click Run as administrator.

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3. Select the icon you want to change from the drop down box, click Select Icon!, and pick an icon from Windows’ icon dll’s or from a custom location.

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4. Click Change Icon, and click OK on the pop up box.

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5. Log off and log back on.

6. Now the default icon is changed:

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 AdSevenIconChanger Changes Default Windows 7 Icons

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  • Ejk8626

    DL and tried it on my Win 7 64-bit machine.

    Kept getting LOTS of boxes telling me “no icons found” and then a hang-up.

    Immediately deleted it.

    Try again, Mr. B.

    • http://richr.org/ Rich

      Are you running a standard, validated copy of windows? I’ve personally tested this on 64 and 32 bit without issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harry-Binswanger/1077017677 Harry Binswanger

    Tried using AdSevenIconChanger to change a .bat file icon *on the taskbar* in Win 7 32 bit, but couldn’t find the present icon (the one to change) in any of the places your program listed. I uploaded an image of it.


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