- 11 Apr. 2006 - 04:03:
application to overwrite shell32.dll icons
I want to replace and / or redesign my WinXP system and folder icons
I have tried Iconphile, but i dun like it: it controls only some of the system icons and its way is to drop many tiny entries into my registry, and I even have trouble replacing my shell32.dll
in SAFE MODE: it made the system starts utilizing shell32.dll even in SAFE MODE
I hope to replace and overwrite shell32.dll BY HAND, I tried ResHacker, it is not for WinXP, and I shifted to XN Resource Editor
However, XN Resource Editor lacks a function: there's not function to REPLACE an icon resource, and I can just import an icon resource. I turned out use the copy-and-paste strategy in the interface to overwrite the icon BitMaps, BUT... the newly overwritten 32bit icons lost all their transparent Alpha channels in such a way! making the icons very ugly...
Could somebody suggest to me some useful and handy applications (preferably freeware) that can do the job of replacing icons in a EXE or DLL (from .ico files) and still main the Alpha channels?
Thank you very much!