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w2kj

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I want to "customize" my desktop; I would like to change the Internet Explorer icon on my desktop. But XP won't allow me. :whistling:

I know there has to be a way to do this?

Edited by w2kj, 10 August 2007 - 09:47 PM.

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Not sure if this works for the latest version of IE, but the registry hack is here:

1.Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
2. Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
3. From the Edit menu, select New - Key and enter the name of DefaultIcon and press Enter
4. Double click Default on the right hand side and change to the icon you require (use browse)
5. Select OK
6. Close the registry editor

Edited by pip22, 14 August 2007 - 01:00 PM.

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pip22; Thanks for the reply and the 411. In the last few days while on this quest; I've been able to change the icon using a workaround that worked pretty well; without hacking the shell32.dll or messing with the registry.

I found another resource to hack some of the system. It's called Resource Hacker. It looks to be a neat toy/utility. But I want to warn anybody wanting to try some of this stuff...Be sure you make backups of files before you change anything!
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