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Icon customizer 0.1

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 2:01 PM
Windows 8.1 only…

This is the first working version that actually works, it has no GUI whatsoever and it's experimental...

So if you want to try this out unzip the zip and put the Icons folder in C:\Windows\Resources.
Then Run Iconcustomizer.exe and you're ready to go!

Now open a cmd prompt as admin and run the following command:
cd %temp%\iconcustomizer

After that you can install the included elementary(mod) theme with the following command:
install elementary

To restore the default icons run the following command:

You can also create your own icon theme by making a new folder in C:\Windows\Resources\Icons, Make sure the folder name has no spaces in it.

After that you can copy your icon files inside the folder and apply your icons with:
install youriconsfolder

Your icon pack does not need to include all icons you can also include just even one or two icons.

The program does not change the live folder icons yet, I'm working on it.

I hope it works fine and if someone is interested in helping me to bring this to the next level I would appreciate it.

Below you can see a overview of supported icons and the corresponding .ico files:

  • Explorer icon (explorer.ico)

  • Folder icons (folder.ico, folder-back.ico, folder-front.ico)

  • Windows harddrive (hdd-win.ico)
  • Hard drives (hdd.ico)
  • Optical drives (optical.ico)
  • USB drives (usb.ico)

  • Computer (computer.ico)
  • User folder (user.ico)
  • Trash (trash-full.ico, trash-empty.ico)
  • Network (network.ico)

  • Documents Library (library-documents.ico)*
  • Music Library (library-documents.ico)*
  • Pictures Library (library-documents.ico)*
  • Videos Library (library-videos.ico)*
  • New Library (library-new.ico)

  • Documents (documents.ico)
  • Music (music.ico)
  • Pictures (pictures.ico)
  • Videos (videos.ico)
  • Downloads (downloads.ico)
  • Contact (contact.ico)
  • Desktop (desktop.ico)
  • Searches (searches.ico)
  • Saved Games (saved games.ico)
  • One Drive (onedrive.ico)
  • Sky drive (skydrive.ico)
  • Favorites (favorites.ico)**
  • Links (links.ico)
*Library icons falls back to normal icons when not present as example: if library-documents.ico does not exist it will use documents.ico
**Keep in mind it's favorites.ico and not favourites.ico


Thomas Gladdines
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Mail/MSN: seahorse.pip[at]* seahorsepip[at]

*mail to my old email address will still be read but sending to my new address is recommended.



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virattara Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Thanks sir...!!
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NuclearBlasshole Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You have any idea how to remove reload icon from firefox australis address bar?
Behelit Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love your work on Sharp! Really nice!
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Never ever use the apply button afetr saving the theme, it's a KILL SWITCH, atleast for me and apparently you too.

Instead use the test button for testing and create a proper .theme file to apply the theme (see aero.theme in notepad as base).

if you use uxstyle and vistastylebuilder keeps crashing on testing make sure to restart the unsigned theme service(go to task manager->Services tab->UnsignedThemes->Rightclick->Restart) and wait till it has been started again(see status column). After that start vistastylebuilder again and you can test the theme without crash :D

And most important, make backups of your msstyles every now and then since system restore restores your custom theme files also to a older version because it sees them as system files.
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