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Just to be 100% sure, would this be correct?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"3"="L:\\Web\\Folder Icons\\GenericWhite.ico"
"4"="L:\\Web\\Folder Icons\\GenericWhite.ico"

After Windows updates, like the current one, my customized folder icons revert to the default style. So i have exported the special icons key, in case i have to restore my favored style, given, that the paths are right.


Hi Abr! I was fiddling with this the other day. I found this list to know whats what. Below is the content of my actual reg file.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"0;"="Unknown Document"
"1;"="Default document"
"2;"="Default application"
"3;"="Closed folder"
"4;"="Open folder"
"5;"="5 1/4-inch disk"
"6;"="3 1/2-inch disk"
"7;"="Removable drive"
"8;"="Hard disk drive"
"9;"="Network drive"
"10;"="Network drive offline"
"11;"="CD-ROM drive"
"12;"="RAM chip"
"13;"="Entire network"
"14;"="Network Service"
"15;"="My Computer"
"17;"="Network Neighborhood"
"18;"="Network Workgroup"
"19;"="Start Menu Programs"
"20;"="Start Menu Documents"
"21;"="Start Menu Settings"
"22;"="Start Menu Find"
"23;"="Start Menu Help"
"24;"="Start Menu Run"
"25;"="Start Menu Susspend"
"26;"="Start Menu Docking"
"27;"="Start Menu Shutdown"
"28;"="Sharing overlay (hand)"
"29;"="Shortcut overlay (small arrow)"
"30;"="Default printer overlay (small tick)"
"31;"="Recycle bin (empty)"
"32;"="Recycle bin (full)"
"33;"="Dial-up Network Folder"
"35;"="Control Panel"
"36;"="Start Menu Program Group"
"37;"="Printers Folder"
"38;"="Fonts Folder"
"39;"="Taskbar Windows flag"
"40;"="Audio CD (music)"
"41;"="Novel Green tree"
"42;"="Multiple documents"
"44;"="Start Menu Logoff"
"45;"="Monitor on Computer case (?)"
"46;"="Control Panel folder (?)"
"49;"="Network printer"
"50;"="Print to file (3 1/2-in disk)"
"51;"="Alternate full Recycle Bin"
"52;"="Alternate full Recycle Bin"
"53;"="Alternate full Recycle Bin"
"54;"="Document to document"
"55;"="Documents folder to folder"
"56;"="Pen writing a folder label"
"57;"="Comp, gears, open folder"
"58;"="Configuration file"
"59;"="Text file"
"60;"="Window with gears"
"61;"="Gears image on paper"
"62;"="Font file"
"63;"="TrueType font file"
"64;"="Window - hourglass cursor"
"65;"="Are you sure...delete files?"
"66;"="Tape backup"
"67;"="CD in drive"
"70;"="Network printer"
"71;"="Print to file"

So my reg looks like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]