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    Using custom icons on network

    I think i should sponser this forum... Learning Network Manager - sponsered by Little-Miss!

    Anyhoo, A very kind fella made me some lovely icons and i wanna use them on me network, but what ive tried so far doesnt seem to have worked. We got redirected desktops so ive tried changing each desktops icons but i doesnt filter down. When i say changing icons its the folders im trying to change!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I think i should sponser this forum... Learning Network Manager - sponsered
    Sponsor and sponsored hun lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Anyhoo, A very kind fella made me some lovely icons and i wanna use them on me network, but what ive tried so far doesnt seem to have worked. We got redirected desktops so ive tried changing each desktops icons but i doesnt filter down. When i say changing icons its the folders im trying to change!
    You'll need to make sure the .ico files (I assume they are .ico?) are in a shared location that the users who are picking up the redirected desktop have permission to read

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    I believe they were supplied as pngs so would need converting.

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    If you open any picture with a picture editing application, resize it to icon size 16 x 16, 32 x 32 or 48 x 48 pixels then save it as example.ico you can create your own icon files.

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    Thanks Simon! lol Got too many things going on to be worrying about my spelling

    PNG's have been converted to Ico's.

    Maybe its where i have them. Will try another folder that i know users read from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Maybe its where i have them. Will try another folder that i know users read from...
    If it is a redirected desktop make sure that the path you use to the icon in the shortcut is a path that a user access (E.G. If the .ico file is on your server at D:\shared\icons\icon1.ico make sure you edit the shortcut on a workstation and use P:\icons\icon1.ico or \\server1\shared\icons\icon1.ico - something that users can actually access)

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    I was under the impression icon files are similar to fonts. The actual files should be stored on the local drive and not a network or remote location.

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    Take a look at:
    IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor

    Awsome bit of freeware to make ico files.

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    hmm, ok....where would they go...all users?

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    If i needed to change an icon for a folder i tended to stick them inside the folder whose icon i was changing then made them hidden. The users didn't have access to unhide them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    hmm, ok....where would they go...all users?
    You could be stealthy and put a hidden folder in the shared desktop with all the icons in it and link them using the shortcuts then?
    Or just stick all your ico's in the share and then add each of then to each shortcut.

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    hmm, ok....where would they go...all users?
    XP's own icon files are located in: C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.dll

    Custom icons should be OK in: C:\Windows\system32\

    Fonts are stored in: C:\Windows\Fonts\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    hmm, ok....where would they go...all users?
    Without knowing your network, I'd hazard a guess that you have a mapped P: which users have read access to? If so, just make a new folder in there and call it "Icons" then put your icons in there.

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