Windows Files That Contain Icons

July 3rd, 2012

Tip JarIf you’ve ever tried to change an icon under Windows (for a folder or shortcut, for example), the icon selection dialog defaults to the shell32.dll file. Admittedly, shell32.dll contains a lot of good icons, but sometimes you just need a better selection. Here’s a list of 17 Windows 7 files that contain an additional 1200+ icons (note: I imagine many of these are valid for other versions of Windows):

  • C:\Windows\explorer.exe
  • C:\Windows\System32\accessibilitycpl.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\ddores.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\moricons.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\mmcndmgr.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\mmres.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\netcenter.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\netshell.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\networkexplorer.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\pifmgr.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\pnidui.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\sensorscpl.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\setupapi.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\wmploc.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\wpdshext.dll


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