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Windows Registry: Set open folder default icons for all A-Z drive letters and Desktop Shell Folder in Windows 7


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Based upon the Drive Icon Change Windows Vista tweak and the shell icons registry settings found at the respective links below, this Windows 7 / Vista tweak will set the default icon of all A-Z drive letters (like C: for instance) and the Desktop to the open folder icon that Windows uses. This tweak is one step towards the final goal of having a standard default taskbar icon for Windows Explorer, irrespective of the current location of the Explorer instance.

Of course, a better solution would be an application to modify Windows Explorer so that its taskbar icon is configurable, but I have yet to find (or make) a solution that would be this flexible.

Drive Icon Change - Vista Forums: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/111388-drive-icon-change.html

Shell icons registry settings: http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/icn_reg.html#shellicons

  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2.  
  3. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons]
  4.  
  5. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\A]
  6.  
  7. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\A\DefaultIcon]
  8. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  9.  
  10. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\B]
  11.  
  12. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\B\DefaultIcon]
  13. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  14.  
  15. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C]
  16.  
  17. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\C\DefaultIcon]
  18. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  19.  
  20. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\D]
  21.  
  22. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\D\DefaultIcon]
  23. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  24.  
  25. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\E]
  26.  
  27. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\E\DefaultIcon]
  28. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  29.  
  30. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\F]
  31.  
  32. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\F\DefaultIcon]
  33. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  34.  
  35. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\G]
  36.  
  37. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\G\DefaultIcon]
  38. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  39.  
  40. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\H]
  41.  
  42. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\H\DefaultIcon]
  43. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  44.  
  45. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\I]
  46.  
  47. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\I\DefaultIcon]
  48. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  49.  
  50. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\J]
  51.  
  52. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\J\DefaultIcon]
  53. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  54.  
  55. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\K]
  56.  
  57. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\K\DefaultIcon]
  58. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  59.  
  60. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\L]
  61.  
  62. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\L\DefaultIcon]
  63. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  64.  
  65. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\M]
  66.  
  67. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\M\DefaultIcon]
  68. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  69.  
  70. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\N]
  71.  
  72. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\N\DefaultIcon]
  73. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  74.  
  75. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\O]
  76.  
  77. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\O\DefaultIcon]
  78. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  79.  
  80. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\P]
  81.  
  82. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\P\DefaultIcon]
  83. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  84.  
  85. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Q]
  86.  
  87. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Q\DefaultIcon]
  88. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  89.  
  90. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\R]
  91.  
  92. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\R\DefaultIcon]
  93. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  94.  
  95. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\S]
  96.  
  97. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\S\DefaultIcon]
  98. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  99.  
  100. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\T]
  101.  
  102. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\T\DefaultIcon]
  103. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  104.  
  105. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\U]
  106.  
  107. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\U\DefaultIcon]
  108. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  109.  
  110. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\V]
  111.  
  112. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\V\DefaultIcon]
  113. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  114.  
  115. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W]
  116.  
  117. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\W\DefaultIcon]
  118. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  119.  
  120. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\X]
  121.  
  122. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\X\DefaultIcon]
  123. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  124.  
  125. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Y]
  126.  
  127. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Y\DefaultIcon]
  128. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  129.  
  130. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Z]
  131.  
  132. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\Z\DefaultIcon]
  133. @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"
  134.  
  135. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
  136. "34"="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-3"

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