Changing Metro App Icons for Windows 8.1 RT Start Screen
Posted on 2014-01-17
New Microsoft Surface RT for Christmas. Like it a lot after thinking I would have to return it. Now trying to customize icons for the start menu that has an icon on every tile for Metro Apps like Music. Can't find the app for music anywhere, so thought it must be in firmware. Found various instructions on internet, none matched my version of OS exactly. I guess in W8 you can select tile-properties-change icon. Not in W8.1RT that I can see.
Someone posted to put your path to your .ico file in the music library reference file replacing "imageres.dll, -108" with your .ico path. But the post did not mention it was really a desktop.ini file, which mine is. It doesn't feel correct. Went to libraries\music and found two files with the same "desktop.ini" filename. How can that be?
And when opening the files in notepad.exe they are definitely different. Anyway, opened the first one, desktop.ini, with notepad and found ...
Then changed the path in the desktop.ini file on IconResource to my .ico file and rebooted, no change. No errors. Then put it back, put my path to .ico on the IconFile line and rebooted and no change, and no errors on reboot.
So I put everything back the way it was, rebooted, and still wonder how to change my icons. I thought maybe they were in firmware with the OS and cannot be changed. Can anyone help?
Thanks very much.