Change Windows® 7 icon
What are the various Windows 7 icons and what are the issues that arise while changing them? Also, learn about file icons and other enhanced features of Windows 7.
The Windows 7 desktop starts with the Recycle Bin desktop icon. In addition to the Recycle Bin icon, users can add a few more icons to the Windows 7 desktop. Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. It comes with enhanced features such as a multi-touch screen, device management, and power management. A lot of new features are incorporated in Windows 7. You can either download icons in ICO format or download icon libraries (DLL), icon packages. Corruption in the file association may cause the problem in icon in Windows 7. When you change the icons in Windows 7, it can cause the registry problem. It is due to the fact that, the useful File Types tab in the Folder Options in Windows 7 is replaced by Default Programs, and lacks many features that the File Types tab usually have.
Following are the Windows 7 icons, file icons, and other enhanced features:
- Windows 7 icons
- File icons
- Other enhanced features
Windows 7 icons
You can download more icon themes from the website. The format of the theme files downloaded might be .icl or .sft from which the icons can be extracted. ICO file format might be an image file format for icons in Microsoft Windows. ICO files contain one or more small images of multiple sizes and color depths. Windows 7 icons are stored in system32 dll files and it consists of more features compared to the previous version of the operating system.
You can change the icons in Windows 7 in two different ways- either manually or by using some icon tweaking programs. There are two sets of icons, one for file types and the other Windows 7 icons. Changing each set requires different steps. To customize the file icons you need to depend on a third party. To change the file icon, File Types Manager is a great utility.
Windows 7 also comes with additional enhanced features. Automatic Changing of Desktop Wallpaper makes this Operating System more beautiful. Windows 7 has also incorporated 5-6 built-in themes. Moreover, Windows 7 enables you to stream live videos, media files within the Windows Media Player. Windows 7 also has fast booting. Meanwhile, the Windows XP mode is a feature of Windows 7 that helps to run the older application in Windows 7.
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