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[b]EDIT:[/b] The method in this post [i]may[/i] 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 [url="http://portableapps.com/node/10780"]ZachHudock over at portableapps.com[/url] posted some much nicer looking icons for 7-zip to replace the [b]really[/b] horrible looking ones!

Here's a preview:

[img]http://www.nascent-project.org/zachhudock/images/images/7zip_icons/7zip_preview.png[/img]

I've managed to use Resource Hacker to replace them into the 7z.dll file which you can download [url="http://cid-9d03b8bb384ed3c2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/7zdll.zip"]here[/url]. 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, [url="http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?/topic/1283-addon-7-zip-archiver-v465-international/page__view__findpost__p__6208"]ricktendo64 over at Wincert.net[/url], has created a custom 7z.dll file that you can find [url="http://www.hr-host.com/wincert/ricktendo64/7z.dll"]here[/url].

Preview:

[img]http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2408/7zipiconsqy4.png[/img]

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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I totally agree. Thanks for Vista/7 icons.

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7zip's author should talk to this guy.

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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:

[url="http://www.msfn.org/board/7zip-custom-icons-32bit-64bit-updated-t130775.html"]http://www.msfn.org/board/7zip-custom-icon...ed-t130775.html[/url]
[url="http://fukayama-couple.deviantart.com/art/WP2JFCJ-7-Zip-4-65-FK-112769053"]http://fukayama-couple.deviantart.com/art/...65-FK-112769053[/url]

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

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Hi there.

7-Zip FK icons were updated for version 9.20.
Here's the link: http://fukayama-couple.deviantart.com/art/WR2PLbo-7-Zip-9-20-FK-198853584

[img]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/056/2/1/wr2plbo_7_zip_9_20_fk_by_fukayama_couple-d3ae4eo.png[/img]

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/TqTL8.png[/img] [size="7"][b][url="http://www.7ztm.de.vu/"][font="Trebuchet MS"]7-Zip Theme Manager[/font][/url][/b][/size]

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:

[u]Stylish...[/u]
[list]

[*]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
[/list]

[u]Handy...[/u]
[list]

[*]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
[/list]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/6LaJk.png[/img]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/qSBnM.png[/img]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/k8IV9.png[/img]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/FmKmw.png[/img]

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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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Posted (edited)

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

[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yZDM3_KSShM/TeK4RTn3oeI/AAAAAAAAACE/5-HbFE1o3CM/s1600/7z.ico[/img]
[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FnYv62mNYvg/TeK4G4D3WgI/AAAAAAAAAB8/iN_Eqqot0oM/s1600/rar.ico[/img]
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zTqQQVsw_ig/TeK4pZ_ipFI/AAAAAAAAACU/edRekvmKOrk/s1600/zip.ico[/img]

Download it now. [url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcstarters/files/May%202011/7zip-icons.zip/download"]7zip-icons.zip[/url]

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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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[quote name='(Spork)' timestamp='1307717816' post='594060674']
with the theme manager the icons did not change any ideas ?
[/quote]
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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