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device icons03 Use Windows 7s High resolution Device Icons for your Shortcuts and Folders [How To]Those familiar with Windows guides know that we like icons around here and we enjoy customizing a computer. in this guide, I will show you where to find Windows 7′s high-resolution device icons and how to use them on your folders and shortcuts.

Note: If you would like more help customizing folder and shortcut icons, go here.

Use Windows 7′s High Resolution Device Icons

To use Windows 7′s high-resolution device icons:

  1. Right click on any shortcut or folder and click Properties.
  2. Click the Customize tab.

    device icons01 Use Windows 7s High resolution Device Icons for your Shortcuts and Folders [How To]

  3. Replace the SHELL32.dll with DDORes.dll.

    device icons02 Use Windows 7s High resolution Device Icons for your Shortcuts and Folders [How To]

  4. Use any of the icons for your folders and shortcuts.

If you would like more icons, go here.



 Use Windows 7s High resolution Device Icons for your Shortcuts and Folders [How To]

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  • Thomas

    There are several DLL containing icons in windows.
    Those worth mentioning are:
    shell32.dll -> Windows Shell Common Dll (306 icons)
    imageres.dll -> Windows Image Resource (218 icons)
    wmploc.DLL -> Windows Media Player Resources (208 icons)
    netshell.dll -> Network Connections Shell (164 icons)
    mmcndmgr.dll -> MMC Node Manager DLL (129 icons)
    moricons.dll -> Windows NT Setup Icon Resources Library (113 icons)
    ieframe.dll -> Internet Browser (105 icons)
    compstui.dll -> Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL (101 icons)
    DDORes.dll -> Device Category information and resources (81 icons)
    pnidui.dll -> Network System Icon (59 icons)

  • Victor Ward

    Are there any Hi-Res icons available for Vista?

  • Thomas

    There are several DLL containing icons in windows.
    Those worth mentioning are:
    shell32.dll -> Windows Shell Common Dll (306 icons)
    imageres.dll -> Windows Image Resource (218 icons)
    wmploc.DLL -> Windows Media Player Resources (208 icons)
    netshell.dll -> Network Connections Shell (164 icons)
    mmcndmgr.dll -> MMC Node Manager DLL (129 icons)
    moricons.dll -> Windows NT Setup Icon Resources Library (113 icons)
    ieframe.dll -> Internet Browser (105 icons)
    compstui.dll -> Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL (101 icons)
    DDORes.dll -> Device Category information and resources (81 icons)
    pnidui.dll -> Network System Icon (59 icons)

  • Thomas

    There are several DLL containing icons in windows.
    Those worth mentioning are:
    shell32.dll -> Windows Shell Common Dll (306 icons)
    imageres.dll -> Windows Image Resource (218 icons)
    wmploc.DLL -> Windows Media Player Resources (208 icons)
    netshell.dll -> Network Connections Shell (164 icons)
    mmcndmgr.dll -> MMC Node Manager DLL (129 icons)
    moricons.dll -> Windows NT Setup Icon Resources Library (113 icons)
    ieframe.dll -> Internet Browser (105 icons)
    compstui.dll -> Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL (101 icons)
    DDORes.dll -> Device Category information and resources (81 icons)
    pnidui.dll -> Network System Icon (59 icons)

  • Rich

    There are tons here.

  • Victor Ward

    Are there any Hi-Res icons available for Vista?

  • Victor Ward

    Are there any Hi-Res icons available for Vista?

  • Rich

    There are tons here.

  • Rich

    There are tons here.

  • snooperz

    Rich know where the Icons are, that’ for sure. He’s got every know icon package on the planet!, maybe even in the universe. Thanks for the info Rich, going to try these out.

  • snooperz

    Rich know where the Icons are, that’ for sure. He’s got every know icon package on the planet!, maybe even in the universe. Thanks for the info Rich, going to try these out.

  • snooperz

    Rich know where the Icons are, that’ for sure. He’s got every know icon package on the planet!, maybe even in the universe. Thanks for the info Rich, going to try these out.

  • Santa23

    thanks for the tips. appreciate it! :D


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