Tech Tip of the Week: How to Change Your Windows 7 Library Icons

By Julio Franco
Jun 25, 2010
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  1. As handy as the new Libraries functionality is, there's one glaring omission: we can't find an easy built-in way to change the Library icons. Granted, this isn't a major deal for some people because the four default Libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos) are sufficient for the average person's data and they have nice looking icons. However, if you add a new Library, you're stuck with a generic Windows 7-style documents icon, and that just won't fly with us perfectionists, will it?

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Thanks, but once you change something it going to revert back. Like I change the shutdown and login backgrounds. Once you change the theme they revert back. Unless you run a resident program to stop it from doing so.
  3. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    We use the OEMBackground and when you change the theme it reverts back to the default. To get around that you need to add a registry entry.


    DWord UseOEMBackground

    Value 1

    Maybe there are other entries to keep other settings as well.
  4. Should it work with *.png-format (or other graphic format then *.ico) as well?

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