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How to get much nicer 7-zip icons!

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EDIT: The method in this post may not work with the newer versions (I had issues with 9.20 x64 on Windows 7) So, I recommend the 7-zip Theme Manager and Bruno Giordano's patching methods as they are much cleaner and user friendly (posted below) but I have left the method listed in this post just for reference.

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A user called ZachHudock over at portableapps.com posted some much nicer looking icons for 7-zip to replace the really horrible looking ones!

Here's a preview:

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I've managed to use Resource Hacker to replace them into the 7z.dll file which you can download here. Just replace the 7z.dll file in the 7-zip folder in Program Files with my edited one and hey presto, much nicer icons!

If you prefer a Vista/7 look to the icon design, ricktendo64 over at Wincert.net, has created a custom 7z.dll file that you can find here.

Preview:

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Credit to ZachHudock for designing the XP style icons and credit to ricktendo64 for creating the Vista/7 style 7z.dll. I've tested my 7z.dll files on XP, Vista and 7 with 7-zip version 4.65 and 9.06 Beta.

Let's hope the authors of 7-zip improve the UI for the next version!

Edited by Zoom7000

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Not bad, not too bad at all. The default icons are ugly as sin.

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thanks man thats great

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the icons seemed fine to me but then when win9x was main you never had fancy stuff like this.

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Thanks for the replies guys, I was beginning to think that no one was interested! :p

I've found a few more custom icon edits over at MSFN and dA:

http://www.msfn.org/board/7zip-custom-icon...ed-t130775.html

http://fukayama-couple.deviantart.com/art/...65-FK-112769053

Again, kudos and credit to the original authors! :)

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TqTL8.png7-Zip Theme Manager

Many users of the excellent file archiver 7-Zip criticized its nostalgic appearance. That's exactly "7-Zip Theme Manager", in short "7zTM", comes in and offers the following features:

Stylish...

  • Toolbar Themes - change the look of the toolbar of 7-Zip
  • Filetype Themes - change the look of archived files, for instance in Explorer
  • new 90 Toolbar Themes and 22 Filetype Themes integrated
  • new changing the SFX-icon (self-extracting archive) is now possible

Handy...

  • automatic or manual search of the 7-Zip installation folder
  • convenient activation of the Themes with just a click
  • Themes previews integrated directly into the program
  • multi-lingual user interface
  • online update for up to date Themes and features
  • possibility to create your own Themes
  • new supports 7-Zip 32-Bit and 64-Bit

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that theme manager is nice :D

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That Theme Manager works like a charm. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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Thanks for all the updates guys. Makes for a much nicer user experience with 7-zip with the 9.20 and x64 updates :)

Updated the first post to advise not to use my method as the Theme Manager and Bruno Giordano's patching methods are much cleaner and user friendly.

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The theme manager works with the latest 9.20 version?

Edit: Never mind, read the beginning and it answered my question.

Edited by YounGMessiah

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Here are some nice Icons for 7-zip. Just execute install .bat and they are ready to use

7z.ico

rar.ico

zip.ico

Download it now. 7zip-icons.zip

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with the theme manager the icons did not change any ideas ?

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really nice.

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with the theme manager the icons did not change any ideas ?

Run it as admin?

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Nice! I'm a big fan of 7-zip but did hate the ugly default icon package. Really like the theme manager.

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