Instead using default windows’ icons in %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll, you can change use nice Vista icons that located at %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll file.

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Here is the step:

  • Right Click on choosen folder that you want to change the icons
  • Select Properties
  • Select “Customize” tab
  • Click “Change Icon…” button
  • Change SHELL32.dll with imageres.dll
  • Press Enter

Now you can see the new list of Vista Icons…

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Compatibility: Windows Vista

Note: if you want to extract the icons from *.dll to *.ico you can use software from Nir Sofer(IconsExtract) or LeeLu Soft(geticons)

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