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I'm talking about simple white icons that appears on start screen. I want to use them on shortcuts. So, I need a file or .dll that contains metro icons.

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Are you trying to use them in your own application? I wouldn't advise doing that since Microsoft no doubt has a copyright on them. –  Ramhound Oct 19 '12 at 10:42
    
No, I doesn't have my own app yet. Just to change icons on folders and so on. I've found some icons here C:\Windows\System32\twinui.dll but not what I wanted. –  yakunins Oct 19 '12 at 10:46
    
What are you trying to achieve exactly with these images? –  Ramhound Oct 19 '12 at 13:46
    
I have a directory called "Maps" on my desktop and want to set a proper (white) icon. Also I have Restart command shortcut on my start menu and want to set a good icon on it. –  yakunins Oct 19 '12 at 15:50
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They are called "tiles" now, not icons. –  Moab Oct 19 '12 at 18:50

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They are located in %windir%\System32\imageres.dll

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Thanks that helped me a lot :-) –  tim Nov 21 '13 at 14:52
    
Helped me to set a "My Pictures" icon on my own pictures folder. Thanks. –  user31389 Sep 19 at 17:47

While this isn't the "official" icons, there is the alternative of creating them through Syncfusion's Metro Studio v2 (which is currently free):

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Syncfusion Metro Studio is a collection of over 1700 Metro-style icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique Metro icons.

There are tons of icons already made, and you can create your own:

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Nice answer! +1 –  studiohack Oct 20 '12 at 3:55
    
I can use Photoshop to create any icon I want, or try to find them on google. But I'm looking for just a file with native Microsoft Windows 8 icons in c:/windows –  yakunins Oct 21 '12 at 23:47
    
Cool! It's awesome! Thanks! +1 –  Répás Oct 31 '12 at 22:14

I just found that here: XAML Icons

Helped me a lot and is much cheaper than Metro Studio.

Search view Random icons Icon editor XAML Code

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Welcome to SuperUser. Thanks for your answer I removed the salutation as we want answers to stand on their own. –  Brad Patton May 29 '13 at 15:12
    
Nice site you found :) –  yakunins May 30 '13 at 0:20

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