IconPackager Windows 8

Saturday, January 12, 2013 by rcharris09 | Discussion: Object Desktop

I cannot get IconPackager to change my live folders.  I'm using a package that has live folders built-in.  I've rebuilt the icon cache several times.  When I look at the shell icons entry in the registry, it does point to my live folders icon package images. What am I missing???

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Wizard1956
Reply #1 Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:32 PM

Requires: Windows 7 / Vista / XP

Icon Packager is not Win 8 compatible.

moshi
Reply #2 Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:02 PM

Wizard1956


Requires: Windows 7 / Vista / XP

Icon Packager is not Win 8 compatible.

 

this site http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/purchase.asp says something different at the bottom

Wizard1956
Reply #3 Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:10 PM

moshi
this site http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/purchase.asp says something different at the bottom

Well, so it does. I stand corrected. Try switching to small icons. Do they all get skinned then? If so, then same bugs, new OS.

benmanns
Reply #4 Sunday, January 13, 2013 4:15 AM

Edit: Sorry forget what i wrote below that did work for 5 minutes until i added a file to the folder... jumped right back to windows standard. 

Edit: I just discovered something strange...
I applied a package everything was working like a charm... then i switched to a diffrent theme and the live folders went back to the windows style.
I have rebuild the icon cache, tested to apply a "selected live folder" nothing worked.
Now i went back to my desk created a folder... it was immediatly taken the live folder from the iconpackage!
The funny thing is as soon as i renamed it to the folder that was not using the pack it changed to windows standard.
It seems that i cant use the name anymore that is applyd to that folder no matter if i add a numeric behind it. 

So my workaround currently is to create a new Folder rename it differently/ copy files from existing folder and insert them into the new one.

*rcharris09 i think the problem is in the iconpackager file itself- many of them do not skin the livefolder correctly or some miss the folder...
try downloading this iconpack it has live folders skinned  Plump GUI champ entry 2008 
A short reply how that worked out would be cool. 

 

benmanns
Reply #5 Sunday, January 13, 2013 5:45 AM

made some screenshots about this/ hopefully Neil can give some advice 
PS un/re-installed IP with admin rights...
 

Neil Banfield
Reply #6 Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:30 AM

Roloccolor
made some screenshots about this/ hopefully Neil can give some advice 
PS un/re-installed IP with admin rights...
 

I am not actually involved in IconPackager development, but I have pointed the right people to this thread.

benmanns
Reply #7 Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:35 AM

thanks Neil

rcharris09
Reply #8 Monday, January 14, 2013 9:48 PM

Roloccolor
Edit: Sorry forget what i wrote below that did work for 5 minutes until i added a file to the folder... jumped right back to windows standard. 

Edit: I just discovered something strange...
I applied a package everything was working like a charm... then i switched to a diffrent theme and the live folders went back to the windows style.
I have rebuild the icon cache, tested to apply a "selected live folder" nothing worked.
Now i went back to my desk created a folder... it was immediatly taken the live folder from the iconpackage!
The funny thing is as soon as i renamed it to the folder that was not using the pack it changed to windows standard.
It seems that i cant use the name anymore that is applyd to that folder no matter if i add a numeric behind it. 

So my workaround currently is to create a new Folder rename it differently/ copy files from existing folder and insert them into the new one.

*rcharris09 i think the problem is in the iconpackager file itself- many of them do not skin the livefolder correctly or some miss the folder...
try downloading this iconpack it has live folders skinned  Plump GUI champ entry 2008 
A short reply how that worked out would be cool. 

 

Too much of a work-around for the price of this software. I manually edited the imageres.dll file with the folder icons that I wanted. I'm good now, but disappointed with IP.  Hopefully the bugs will be fixed soon. 

 

Sorry.  I forgot to thank you!  Your efforts to resolve this for me were greatly appreciated!  

Frankief
Reply #9 Monday, January 14, 2013 10:44 PM

This "bug" has been present with IP every since Win7 64 bit came out. It sure would be nice to have it fixed but I don't foresee that happening, EVER! The live folders constantly revert and have to be updated manually. It is very disappointing.

benmanns
Reply #10 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:44 AM

@ Frankief - As you can see im not even able to update them 
I would like to know what i can do to make it work... but im not changing my reg or will i mod my dll for an Icon.
waiting for Stardock-Iconpackager technical support to drop by 

ZubaZ
Reply #11 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:23 AM

We are looking at this internally.

Perfexpc
Reply #12 Monday, February 25, 2013 12:37 AM

Still looking? or is there a fix for this, I just downloaded (PAID) and I cannot revert the live folders to default

AceMatrix
Reply #13 Monday, February 25, 2013 2:48 AM

This is a fix that was posted in a thread a long time ago. I've tried this fix and it has worked for me on a couple of occassions after I've done a reload of my OS. I want to emphasize that this came from someone else who's name has been forgotten or lost to me over time. It is not my own, but it may be worth a shot if you don't mind working in the registry :

 

Icon Packager Fix :

 

Solution is to remove registry key "Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\iconhandler"

I don’t know why this key is created when you install IconPackager, the program does not handle .exe files. The only reason to have this entry is when a .exe does not have an icon associated in the .exe, creating a generic .exe icon. But it changes the default icon that other programs read, such as Object Dock. Removing this entry reverts the registry to a default of "%1" which is the icon that is normally associated with any program that is installed. A generic .exe icon is not really needed.

All system tray icons also revered to the defaults (no generic blank icons).

As a side note, you can revert any extension association this way, to find the file association, go to registry "Computer\HKEY_CLASSES\ROOT" find the extension you want to revert and go to the registry entry named under default to change the icon handler. Not all extensions have icon handlers or defaults. if no default entry is present, you can make the extension associate with any icon you wish by creating the sub key "DefaultIcon" and a "(Default)" string value pointing to whatever icon you wish. You can use relative or full paths in string.

This may be resolved also, by changing the "DropHandler" key entry for exefile associations. For this extension, it would make more sense to add the IconPackager entry into the "DropHandler" Key. (info for the programmers)

techno605
Reply #14 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:57 AM

I just finished a full reinstall of windows 8 after having the same issues with IconPackager changing some of the default icons to a custom icon. Seriously, i couldn't find a working fix anywhere on the internet. 

Stardock needs to remove "Windows 8 compatible" from IconPackager!!!

 


Apart from the above, i'm quite happy with everything else that comes with Object Desktop.

 

ZubaZ
Reply #15 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:05 AM

techno605
I just finished a full reinstall of windows 8 after having the same issues with IconPackager changing some of the default icons to a custom icon. Seriously, i couldn't find a working fix anywhere on the internet. 

 

Please send an email to support@stardock.com if you have not already and we can take a look and see if there is a resolution.

werewolf
Reply #16 Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:11 PM

LOL wish I had found this thread earlier.  I am having the exact same issues with current IP version and 64 bit Win8. ( http://forums.wincustomize.com/445887/page/1/#3373704 )

From the thread, I found a way to at least get the live folders showing correctly, but it's not an easy process. Then, at some point, an extra image of the front cover started showing up.

I do have a current support case open on this.

PAIN-KILLER
Reply #17 Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:18 PM

hopefully they update iconpackager soon, cause its a must have to complete any cool theme ur using, i mean a real cool theme just doesnt look right with the normal windows icons, id rather not use any windowblinds theme if i couldnt use iconpackager as well, hehehe

werewolf
Reply #18 Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:26 PM

agreed.  Icon Packager is a must have on my machine. Just tried to install the Plump IP set.  Right off the bat, the 'large icon' size in explorer, when the folder is NOT empty, is showing from the previous icon set.  The empty folders are correct. sigh.

What VERY odd is that the icons show correctly for less than a second before they are corrupted.  Going to apply my fix and see what happens.

After my fix, had to do the "rebuild icon cache" thing.  So far all icons are correct.  Might just write a script for this.

Sean39
Reply #19 Sunday, September 15, 2013 7:36 PM

Still seems to break down at certain points.

 

Icon Packager seems in need of an update, as live folders with data get reverted back, and some areas aren't skinned (USBs don't seem to get skinned, and user folders don't "stick").

FNZ
Reply #20 Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:43 AM

So is it at all safe to use IconPackager with Windows 8 now or what's other people doing for replacing icons?

I had an experience with IP and Windows 8 that led me to delete a registry entry to finally get back to where I wanted to be - I'n not going that route again.

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