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Any way to change Libraries icon?

  1. #1

    Any way to change Libraries icon?


    In W7 I used to change the Libraries icon () using this tutorial: Libraries Icon - Change Default Icon - Windows 7 Help Forums

    It doesn't seem to work in W8 as when I try to change the permissions I get this error message:



    (I'm running regedit as administrator with UAC off)

    Any ideas?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by UGH1979 View Post

    It doesn't seem to work in W8 as when I try to change the permissions I get this error message:



    (I'm running regedit as administrator with UAC off)

    Any ideas?
    Use the Advanced button to alter permissions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ugh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can use the tutorial below for Windows 8 instead to be able to do so.

    Library Icons - Change in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by UGH1979 View Post

    It doesn't seem to work in W8 as when I try to change the permissions I get this error message:



    (I'm running regedit as administrator with UAC off)

    Any ideas?
    Use the Advanced button to alter permissions.
    A picture--
    Thanks, but I still can't change the access levels. The options to change the access levels on the Advanced Security Setting windows are greyed out on my system. Any ideas?
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Ugh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can use the tutorial below for Windows 8 instead to be able to do so.

    Library Icons - Change in Windows 8
    Hi,

    Thanks for your post but it's not the library icons I want to change, it's the main Libraries icon I want to change.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    My apologies Ugh.

    You would use the same steps in the tutorial below,
    ....but use step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below for how to "take ownership" of the registry key in Windows 8 instead.
    ....and use step 4 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below for how to set permissions of the registry key in Windows 8 instead.
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  7. #7


    Excellent, that's it. Thanks very much.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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