Where I can find the folder icons for Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos? They are not inside shell32.dll.

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The icons you ask about are within the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll file. enter image description here

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Those icons are NOT present inside shell32.dll. Desktop, Pictures, Downloads, etc. and many more icons are inside imageres.dll which is C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll

Tip: If you want to know where is the folder icon, you can do the following:

  • Open the folder whose icon do you want to know.
  • On the address bar of File Explorer, type notepad desktop.ini.
  • Then check IconResource, IconFile, etc.

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