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Poppa John
26-02-2004, 09:26 PM
I would like to change one or two icons on the desktop, but there is a problem. When I click on an icon (etc) & get properties it gives you a choice of icons to change to. So far no problems. Some only give four choices, whilst others give heaps. Have looked in the "browse" but it gives lists of files that make no sense to me. How can I access the Larger icon selection. TIA PJ

26-02-2004, 09:36 PM
Hi PJ, I am not sure if this is what you are looking for, but it is the larger selection default location on my xp system i think, so if you browse to here:
%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll - you should get the larger selection, but remember you can use any icon file in "most" cases (came across an exception recently though). Hope that helps.

Babe Ruth
26-02-2004, 09:40 PM
Poppa John,

In Windows XP you can use one or either of:



where %Systemroot% points to your root windows directory e.g. C:\WINDOWS

Cheers, Babe.

26-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Shouldn't that be MORICONS.DLL (one word)?

You can also try looking at any exe or dll to see if it contains icons. Some do, some don't.

Tony Bacon