I've created my own Games folder on my data drive and i'd like to add a picture to the default folder icon: Right-Click on Folder > Properties > Customize > Folder Pictures > Choose File...

I'd like that picture to be the games icon in Windows 7 but I don't know where it is. I've attached a screen capture of the games icon, but the system version will have an alpha channel and already be on the system, which is better than using this screen capture.

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It's in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.

  • thanks oliver. i had to change the icon rather than choose file for the folder since that option only allowed me to select image files not icon files, but there is a games folder icon in imageres.dll so it worked out great :) – TheDarkIn1978 Mar 4 '12 at 20:36
  • @Oliver What's the difference between the icon found in imageres.dll over gameux.dll? – iglvzx Mar 4 '12 at 21:49
  • @iglvzx From what I can tell, they're identical. But I would assume imageres.dll is also available if the Games feature in Windows is removed. – Der Hochstapler Mar 4 '12 at 22:04

The icon is also stored in %windir%\system32\gameux.dll

You can find the icon's resource file by doing the following:

  1. Search for Games in the Start Menu


  2. Right-click Games Explorer


  3. Click Change Icon...


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