How to put new icons into shell32.dll

  m800afc 19:43 24 Jan 08

Whenever I want to customise a folder by changing its icon the default file is shell32.dll.More often than not I wish to use one of my own icons. Is it possible to place additional icons into shell32.dll?
If so, how do I do it?

  Technotiger 19:56 24 Jan 08

You should be able to use your own icons without trying to put them into shell32.dll (which I don't think is possible anyway).

When you click on change icon in the icons Properties you should be able to Browse to your own icon to choose it.

You can also get plenty of free desktop icons from the Internet - just Google for them.

  cocteau48 20:00 24 Jan 08

Or design your own icon with Icon Constructor:
Todays offering on the Giveawayoftheday site
click here

  m800afc 02:38 25 Jan 08

Thanks for the replies. It was the giveaway of the day icon constructor that prompted the question. It would seem that it is not possible to augment shell32.dll. I shall continue with my icons in my own folder as usual.

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